The Plastics Pact is a network of local and regional (cross-border) initiatives which brings together key stakeholders to implement solutions towards a circular economy for plastic. Each initiative is led by a local organisation and unites governments, businesses, and citizens behind a common vision with an ambitious set of local targets to:

  • Eliminate unnecessary and problematic plastic packaging through redesign and innovation
  • Move from single-use to reuse where relevant
  • Ensure all plastic packaging is reusable, recyclable, or compostable
  • Increase the reuse, collection, and recycling or composting of plastic packaging
  • Increase recycled content in plastic packaging

The first national initiatives in the Plastics Pact networks are: The UK Plastics Pact, led by WRAP, the Pacte National sur les emballages plastiques in France led by ConsultantSeas, Circula El Plástico in Chile led by the Ministry of Environment with the non-profit corporation Fundación Chile, and the Plastic Pact NL in the Netherlands led by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management. In 2020, we saw the first African Pact join the network, The South African Plastics Pact, led by Green Cape, and we welcomed the Portuguese Plastics Pact led by Smart Waste Portugal. Other implementation initiatives are set to follow.

The Plastics Pact network is a globally aligned response to plastic waste and pollution, which enables vital knowledge sharing and coordinated action. Since its launch, it has proven to be a unique platform to exchange learnings and best practices across regions, accelerating the transition to a circular economy for plastic.

The Plastics Pact Network


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