The New Plastics Economy is an ambitious initiative to build momentum towards a plastics system that works. Applying the principles of the circular economy, it brings together key stakeholders to rethink and redesign the future of plastics, starting with packaging. 

Recycle BC has joined other organizations from across the plastics value chain as a participant in the New Plastics Economy which is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. The initiative focuses on five interlinked and mutually reinforcing building blocks to create the enabling conditions for a system re-design: dialogue mechanism, global plastics protocol, innovation moonshots, evidence base, and stakeholder engagement.

The project aligns with Recycle BC’s goal of ensuring more of these materials are recycled to help keep plastic out of our oceans, natural environment and landfills.

Learn more about the initiative and its importance.