The Alliance to End Plastic Waste

WBCSD is the founding strategic partner for the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (The Alliance). The Alliance was founded by companies that make, use, sell, process, collect and recycle plastics. It is a unique cross-value chain initiative and provides a framework for companies dedicated to fighting plastic waste in the environment.

Comprised of more than 40 major global companies, the Alliance has a goal of initially funding USD $1.5 billion over five years, to develop and accelerate solutions that minimize and manage plastic waste, to catalyze additional investments, and to promote solutions such as reuse, recycling and recovery. Explore more

    The challenge

    Plastic waste does not belong in the oceans or anywhere in the environment. This is a serious and complex global challenge that calls for swift action and strong leadership.

    The business case

    Participating members shape and can become part of the business solutions that result in less plastic waste reaching the environment.

    The solution

    Creating new infrastructures to collect, sort, manage and recycle household and municipal waste, especially in rapidly developing parts of the world. Also, ending the widespread misconception that post-use plastic has no value and closing the loop to create a circular economy for plastics.

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