WRAP has been funded by Defra to support the government and businesses of Malaysia to develop a collaborative agreement to tackle plastic waste.
Based on the UK Plastic Pact model, the Malaysia Sustainable Plastic Alliance (MaSPA) will bring together stakeholders from across sectors to create a circular economy for plastics in Malaysia.
In December 2021, Malaysia launched their Plastics Sustainability Roadmap 2021-2030, outlining the national targets agreed to reduce plastics pollution.
The framework, to be implemented in three phases, will serve as a compass for stakeholders in preserving plastics based on the circular economy concept throughout the value chain.
The framework is one of the actions of Malaysia’s Roadmap Towards Zero Single-Use Plastics which was approved by the Cabinet in 2018.