Global Plastics Action Partnership
LONG TERM AMBITION
Avert plastic pollution from source to sea by 2025, by fast-tracking circular economy solutions and catalysing concerted solutions.
We are on a path to having more plastics than fish in the ocean by 2050
In low and middle-income countries, waste is often disposed in unregulated dumps or openly burned, creating health, safety, and environmental risks
The past year has seen a wave of growing interest and commitment to tackling plastic pollution from global to national, business and small-scale initiatives
To maximize impact and advance systemic change, scaled action and collaboration between the diverse stakeholders and efforts are needed
Build and grow a public-private partnership to help translate political and corporate commitment to address plastic pollution into tangible strategies and investible actions plans
Translate into national platforms that develop fact-based national action plans
Conduct pilots in three countries and scale up to other countries
Capture and exchange insights for rapid replication and scale
The Global Plastics Action Partnership (GPAP) was forged as a structured global public-private partnership for action on plastic that enables public, private and civil society sectors and their initiatives to come together. As such, GPAP provides a platform for discussion and collaboration amongst the range of emerging efforts to jointly support governments facing plastic pollution challenges – particularly in developing or emerging economies. To enable this, GPAP will also advance structured action through focused proof-of-concept partnerships in ASEAN, Africa and SIDS. Representing three different “archetypes”, these focused partnerships will demonstrate the varying approaches to tackling plastics pollution in profoundly different geographies and economic contexts.