The Plastics Pact Network, convened by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and WRAP, is a globally aligned response to plastic waste and pollution, which enables vital knowledge sharing and coordinated action. It is a network of national and regional (multi-country) initiatives which brings together key stakeholders to implement solutions towards a for plastic, tailored to each geography. Each initiative is led by a local organisation and unites businesses, government institutions, NGOs 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
Ensure all plastic packaging is reusable, recyclable, or compostable
Increase the reuse, collection, and recycling or of plastic packaging
Increase recycled content in plastic packaging
The Plastic Pact Network convened by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and WRAP, includes national plastic pacts in the UK, France, Chile, the Netherlands, South Africa, Portugal, the US, Poland and Canada, Colombia and India. Regional pacts include the Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands (ANZPAC) Plastics Pact.
Lessons learnt and best practices are exchanged across regions to accelerate the transition to a circular economy for plastics.
Since the launch of the first plastics pact in the UK in 2018 in collaboration with WRAP, this pioneering approach of mobilising cross-value chain collaboration towards a circular economy for plastics has inspired the development of many more pacts and similar initiatives around the world - both within and outside the Foundation's Plastics Pact Network.
While encouraging the development of plastics pacts by others to drive action towards the circular economy for plastics in further geographies, the Foundation actively supports and advises only those pacts that form part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Plastics Pact Network (as listed on this page). Plastics pacts not listed here are not part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Plastics Pact Network, and the Foundation is not involved in them.