Global commitment on the New Plastics Economy, Spring 2019 report

On Thursday March 14th Ellen MacArthur Foundation , UN Environment and GPAP published the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment Spring 2019 Report, detailing the targets and actions of all business and government signatories.

More than 100 new signatories and endorsers joined on the journey towards a circular economy for plastics. Number of Global Commitment signatories rises from 250 to more than 350. New signatories include Apple, Barilla, Tetra Pak, L'OCCITANE en provence, Government of Rwanda, and the cities of São Paulo (Brazil), and Ljubljana (Slovenia). Financial institutions with over USD 4 trillion in assets under management have endorsed the commitment.

The Global Commitment aims to create 'a new normal' for plastic packaging, with signatories committing to:

  • Eliminate problematic or unnecessary plastic packaging and move from single-use to reuse packaging models
  • Innovate to ensure 100% of plastic packaging can be easily and safely reused, recycled, or composted by 2025
  • Circulate the plastic produced, by significantly increasing the volumes of plastic reused or recycled into new packaging

AGMPM is the only Greek Association who endorsed this initiative and become an active part of this great community mobilizing all actors globally behind a common vision.

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