We have signed the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment!
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 (Coca- Cola, Nestle, Unilever etc.), as well as governments, NGOs, universities, industry associations, investors, and other organisations. Global Commitment is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with UN Environment. The problem with plastic starts long before it reaches our oceans, rivers, and beaches, and so must the solutions. Through the Global Commitment, businesses and governments commit to change how we produce, use, and reuse plastic. They will work to eliminate the plastic items we don’t need; innovate so all plastic we do need is designed to be safely reused, recycled, or composted; and circulate everything we use to keep it in the economy and out of the environment.
All business and government signatories have signed up to a clear set of 2025 targets underpinned by shared definitions, and will report on progress annually to ensure transparency and help drive momentum. The targets will be reviewed every 18 months and will become increasingly ambitious in the coming years.
Details of how brands, governments, and other organisations are tackling plastic pollution have been set out side-by-side for the first time in the Global Commitment Spring 2019 report.
We are very happy to be part of this movement and we are the 1st NGO from Greece signed this commitment! We are looking forward for other parties to be involved in this global movement. Join us and please support our effort to raise awareness for this huge issue which is affecting our environment.