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The European Plastics Pact

Bringing together frontrunner companies and governments to accelerate the transition towards a European circular plastics economy.

Despite the many benefits plastics provide us, we face a huge challenge in reducing our plastic wastage and littering. To face this challenge, the European Plastics Pact accelerates the shift toward the reuse and recycling of single-use plastic products and packaging.

The Pact brings together governments and frontrunners from across the whole value chain. They work together towards four goals aimed at design, responsible use, recycling capacity and the use of recycled content. The Pact supports this work by offering a unique platform to exchange ideas, display good practices and discuss challenges, needed to build a new circular default for all to follow.

The Netherlands and France started this initiative, but over eighty other organisations (governments, companies, non-governmental organisations and business associations) from across Europe helped to shape the final text of the European Plastics Pact.


Signing the European Plastics Pact

If you would like to sign the European Plastics Pact, for more details please visit our Contact page.

European Plastics Pact – Next steps


  • The first round of expert Working Group meetings was successfully held on March 6, 2020 in Brussels.
  • The First Annual Meeting took place on November 19, 2020
  • The General Assembly took place on Wednesday April 19, 2021
The launch of the European Plastics Pact.The launch of the European Plastics Pact.