India to become first Asian country to launch a Plastics Pact

India has become the first Asian country to develop a plastics pact, launching a ground-breaking new initiative to bring together leading businesses at a national level to make commitments for building a circular system for plastics. The India Plastics Pact (IPP) has launched as a collaboration between: WWF India the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The pact is supported by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and WRAP, and endorsed by the British High Commission in India. In Autumn 2020, UKRI committed £250,000 of funding to: enable WRAP to establish the…

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First Plastics Pact in the Pacific region galvanises organisations across Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Island Nations for a circular economy for plastic

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Plastics Pact Network is pleased to welcome the ANZPAC Plastics Pact, which includes Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Island nations. Led by the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO), the ANZPAC Plastics Pact brings together 60 businesses, governments and NGOs from across the plastics value chain and throughout the region, towards a circular economy for plastic, in which it never becomes waste or pollution. APCO has worked closely with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and WRAP UK, who brought expertise to the development process and support when…

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The US launches a national Plastics Pact, supported by all sectors

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Plastics Pact network expands further with the launch of the U.S. Plastics Pact at Circularity20. The Pact is led by The Recycling Partnership, with the support of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Ensuring plastic never becomes waste in the world’s largest economy will require unprecedented levels of innovation and collaboration. Today, more than 60 signatories unite behind a common vision for a circular economy for plastic, including businesses, government agencies, NGOs, universities, trade bodies, and investors. Together, the members of the first Plastics Pact in North…

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Regional Plastics Pact for Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Island Nations

The Plastics Pact network will expand to include Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Island nations. The ANZPAC Plastics Pact was announced by The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) at the Federal Government’s National Plastics Summit in Canberra, Australia on 2nd March. A first in the Pacific region, the ANZPAC Plastics Pact will work with businesses, governments, and NGOs from across the plastics value chain towards a circular economy for plastic, in which it never becomes waste or pollution. APCO will lead the development of the ANZPAC Plastics Pact towards…

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Portugal joins the Plastics Pact network

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Plastics Pact network welcomes its latest European member with the official launch of Pacto Português para os Plásticos. Currently led by Smart Waste Portugal, with the support of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Action, the Ministry of Economy, and the Ministry of the Sea, the Portuguese Plastics Pact brings together key stakeholders across the plastics packaging value chain. Businesses, the Portuguese government, cities, NGOs, and academia are working towards a common vision for a circular economy in which plastic never becomes waste or pollution. The…

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