Plastic packaging, particularly single-use plastic packaging, is under tremendous pressure amid growing global concern about litter in oceans and on land. Numerous countries have implemented or proposed regulations and bans on various types of plastic packaging. Recyclers globally are struggling to stay in business due to low virgin plastic prices as well as China’s National Sword policy. Yet there is a silver lining to this gloomy scenario, thanks to numerous new technical innovations. These include new materials, new packaging formats and new recycling/processing technologies for post-use plastics. This presentation will review some of these innovations, and will also demonstrate a new solutions and collaboration platform called Ubuntoo, which can help accelerate innovations aimed at solving plastic waste and litter.