New Plastics Economy Commitment

Recycle BC service partner, CSSA, endorses circular economy for plastics

Recycle BC’s national service partner, Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance (CSSA), is among more than 250 organizations worldwide that have committed to an initiative for eradicating plastic waste and pollution.

The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment aims to create a circular economy for plastics, in which plastics never become waste. The Global Commitment, led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with UN Environment, establishes a network of businesses, governments and other organizations. The Global Commitment aims to create ‘a new normal’ for plastic packaging with targets 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 amounts of plastics reused or recycled and made into new packaging or products.

Companies representing 20% of all plastic packaging produced globally have signed the commitment, including many well-known consumer businesses. More signatories are expected and all agree to report annually on their individual progress using common definitions and standards.

See the Global Commitment website for more information.

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