In 2022 UN member states took a historic step by agreeing to begin negotiations on a global treaty to end plastic pollution. We support a high ambition Treaty and are working with businesses, Governments and NGOs around the world to realise its true potential and end plastic pollution for good.
To realise the potential of a circular economy for plastics and improve the outcomes for people affected by plastic waste around the world, we can’t afford to wait for the Treaty.
We can all act NOW.
A high ambition global treaty.
We promote a legally binding, ambitious Treaty that addresses the entire lifecycle of plastics.
A comprehensive, circular economy approach based on the waste hierarchy and framed through the lens of SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production. With elimination, prevention and reuse prioritised. Something which our public/private partnerships model delivers.
Trusted by global organisations to help transform the plastics packaging system.
In 2018 WRAP, alongside partners The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, launched The UK Plastics Pact which has been the trailblazer for a global network of Pacts now operating on every populated continent. Our blueprint, based on collaborative systems change, has been exported to national governments, businesses, and NGOs around the world all tackling the plastic pollution crisis.
It is these, and new partnerships like them, that will play a key role as a mechanism for nations to meet mandated obligations under the United Nations Global Treaty to End Plastic Pollution.
Our vision is a circular economy for plastics, capturing their value by keeping them in the economy and out of the natural environment. A vision being realised around the world through a set of ambitious and measurable targets, based on a blueprint of:
Collaborative projects around the world.
The UK Plastics PactDiscover more
ASDA and Unilever test innovative ways to increase citizen participation in reuse and refill systems
Multi-million pound funding driving progress towards Plastic Pact targets around the globe
Eliminating problem plastics from supermarkets
Working with partners to launch the first Asia Plastics Pact in India
Working with us.
The success of our voluntary agreement approach has led to us working collaboratively with organisations around the world, to develop agreements that suit local requirements and priorities.
We work with in country partners to ensure each initiative is suitable and impactful in the region it is intended for and we work in collaboration with your organisation, bringing operational and technical expertise to help deliver impact in your country or region.
The opportunity to come together and look for pre-competitive collaboration opportunities is really crucial and WRAP convening through The UK Plastics Pact provides a vehicle for doing that.