Global Commitment

A circular economy for plastic in which it never becomes waste

Overview

The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment unites businesses, governments, and other organisations behind a common vision and targets to address plastic waste and pollution at its source.

Signatories include companies representing 20% of all plastic packaging produced globally, as well as governments, NGOs, universities, industry associations, investors, and other organisations.

The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with the UN Environment Programme.

Vision

At the heart of the Global Commitment is a vision of a circular economy for plastic in which it never becomes waste.

Signatories commit to three actions to realise this vision. Eliminate all problematic and unnecessary plastic items. Innovate to ensure that the plastics we do need are reusable, recyclable, or compostable. Circulate all the plastic items we use to keep them in the economy and out of the environment.

Who's involved

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Veolia
Veolia
The Government of the United Kingdom
The Government of the United Kingdom
The Government of Chile
The Government of Chile
Colgate-Palmolive Company
Colgate-Palmolive Company
Philips
Philips
L'Oréal
L'Oréal
Johnson and Johnson Consumer Inc.
Johnson and Johnson Consumer Inc.
Danone SA
Danone SA
Condé Nast
Condé Nast
The Government of France
The Government of France
SC Johnson
SC Johnson
ASOS
ASOS
Amcor
Amcor
Ministry for the Environment - New Zealand
Ministry for the Environment - New Zealand
Mars, Incorporated
Mars, Incorporated
Apple
Apple
Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited
Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited
Borealis AG
Borealis AG
Novamont SpA
Novamont SpA
PepsiCo
PepsiCo
The Consumer Goods Forum
The Consumer Goods Forum
Woolworths Holdings Limited
Woolworths Holdings Limited
Suez
Suez
European Investment Bank
European Investment Bank
The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company
Ahold Delhaize
Ahold Delhaize
Unilever
Unilever
Walmart Inc.
Walmart Inc.
Mondelez International
Mondelez International
WWF
WWF
H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB
H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB
China Plastics Recycling Reuse and Association
China Plastics Recycling Reuse and Association
Nestlé
Nestlé
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Business path

How to get involved

Businesses representing 20% of plastic packaging produced globally are already onboard, so don’t miss the train to what is fast becoming the new normal for plastic packaging. Join the Global Commitment and embark on a race to the top to help make plastic pollution a thing of the past.

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Government path

How to get involved

Governments across five continents have already signed up to the Global Commitment. Join them by committing to take ambitious measures to keep plastics in the economy and out of the environment.

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Other organisation path

How to get involved

The Global Commitment is already endorsed by leading organisations such as World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the World Economic Forum, The Consumer Goods Forum, over 40 universities, institutions and academics, and more than fifteen financial institutions with more than $2.5 trillion in assets under management.

As an NGO, association, financial institution, university, or other organisation, you can endorse the Global Commitment and its common vision, encouraging more businesses and governments to join. Your support helps make this movement unstoppable.

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Citizen path

How to get involved

Around the world, people are coming together to demand change. Read and share the open letter to help raise awareness. Together we can call on businesses and governments to draw a #lineinthesand against plastic waste and pollution.

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