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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 accelerated the shift toward the reuse and recycling of single-use plastic products and packaging.

The Pact brought together governments and frontrunners from across the whole value chain. They worked together towards four goals aimed at design, responsible use, recycling capacity and the use of recycled content. The Pact supported 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.

The European Plastics Pact wound up its current activities as of 15 September 2023.

For further details, please see full statement – here.

The launch of the European Plastics Pact.The launch of the European Plastics Pact.