Committed to Act with a Clear Vision
Ending plastic waste is ambitious. But it is through collaboration and collective action that this complex problem can be solved.

 

Since 2019, we have rallied over 80 member companies, project partners, allies and supporters who are committed to ending plastic waste in the environment with us. We are bringing together a diverse network of resources and expertise. From technical leaders, engineers, scientists and practitioners, we are working together to create and scale innovative solutions around the world.

 

Together with policy makers, non-governmental organisations and local communities, we are driving and delivering transformational change: to end plastic waste in the environment and protect the planet.
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Addressing an issue of global proportions
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End Plastic Waste Innovation Platform
Silicon Valley, USA
From driving transparency within the plastics value chain to creating a market for recycled plastics—and there are many success stories from this region. Now into its second accelerator round, the Silicon Valley hub continues to support innovators, looking to bring their best ideas and thinking to the next stage.

Partnering with:

Plug And Play Tech Center

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End Plastic Waste Innovation Platform
Paris, France
In 2015, Paris became a city known to have unified nations and organisations on the ambition to combat climate change. Today, we call on all innovators and startups across Europe, the Middle East and Africa to take plastic waste management solutions a step further. Together with Plug and Play, startups are coming on our Innovation Platform so we can link their ideas and thinking with the expertise and resources from the biggest names in the plastic value chain.

Partnering with:

Plug And Play Tech Center

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Closing the Loop
Accra, Ghana
Closing the Loop supports entrepreneurs from vulnerable communities to collect and sell plastic waste from the streets of Accra to the first CASH IT! recycling facility. The processed plastic waste is then sold to recyclers, contributing to an emerging circular economy in Accra.

Partnering with:

The ASASE Foundation

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Aviral - Reducing Plastic in the Ganga
Haridwar & Rishikesh, India
Aviral means continuous in Hindi. It is our commitment to curb the flow of plastic waste into the Ganga river. Together with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, we want to unite public and private stakeholders to create and replicate waste management solutions across India.

Partnering with:

GIZ

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Zero Plastic Waste Cities
Puducherry, India
Every day 350 tons of solid waste is generated in Puducherry but there is limited waste infrastructure to manage it. Our partner the Yunus Environment Hub, a spin-off of the Grameen Creative Lab, is helping us address the plastic waste problem from end to end. At the core is how we engage with communities to set up social businesses that turn plastic waste into valuable resources.

Partnering with:

Yunus Environment Hub

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Waste-Wise Cities
Nairobi & Mombasa,Kenya; Addis Ababa & Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
More details to come.

Partnering with:

UN-Habitat

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African Parks Collaboration
Bazaruto, Mozambique
Starting with the island of Bazaruto, we are co-developing a bespoke waste management solution for this 1,400 km2 archipelago park spanning five islands and is home to over 2,000 fish species and megafauna like whales, sharks, and dolphins. This is just the beginning of working with the African Parks to tackle plastic waste issues in up to 19 national parks and protected areas spanning 14.2 million hectares which represents nine distinct ecological biomes.

Partnering with:

African Parks

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End Plastic Waste Innovation Platform
Singapore, Singapore
With many Asian countries facing the plastic waste challenge, supporting innovation at our Singapore hub is critical to bringing together startups to achieve future-forward waste management solutions. We are working with Plug and Play, and linking the best ideas with expertise and resources from the biggest names in the plastic value chain.

Partnering with:

Plug and Play Tech Center

Close
Zero Plastic Waste Cities
Tan An, Vietnam
While recyclable materials are collected across Vietnam’s 3,000 recycling craft villages, its value is lost without the right technology. We have partnered with Yunus Environment Hub to equip these communities with social business models and knowledge so they can turn waste to worth.

Partnering with:

Yunus Environment Hub

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Project STOP Jembrana
Bali, Indonesia
160,000 people will get access to a robust and formalised waste management system. With the support from Project STOP, this new facility will provide jobs for the community and prevent 2,200 tons of plastic waste leakage annually.

Partnering with:

Project STOP

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End Plastic Waste Innovation Platform
São Paulo, Brazil
Following the success of the End Plastic Waste Innovation Platform in Singapore, Paris and Silicon Valley, we are now bringing together startups in three new hubs to tackle the global plastic waste challenge. Innovation comes from all over the world and these new hubs open up the funnel to even more new ideas which will benefit from the expertise and resources from the biggest names in the plastic value chain.

Partnering with:

Plug and Play Tech Center

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End Plastic Waste Innovation Platform
Johannesburg, South Africa
Following the success of the End Plastic Waste Innovation Platform in Singapore, Paris and Silicon Valley, we are now bringing together startups in three new hubs to tackle the global plastic waste challenge. Innovation comes from all over the world and these new hubs open up the funnel to even more new ideas which will benefit from the expertise and resources from the biggest names in the plastic value chain.

Partnering with:

Plug and Play Tech Center

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Waste-Wise Cities
Thiruvananthapuram & Mangalore, India
More details to come.

Partnering with:

UN-Habitat

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End Plastic Waste Innovation Platform
Shanghai, China
Following the success of the End Plastic Waste Innovation Platform in Singapore, Paris and Silicon Valley, we are now bringing together startups in three new hubs to tackle the global plastic waste challenge. Innovation comes from all over the world and these new hubs open up the funnel to even more new ideas which will benefit from the expertise and resources from the biggest names in the plastic value chain.

Partnering with:

Plug and Play Tech Center

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Planks of Promise
Manila, Philippines
Our partners The Plastic Flamingo will triple their plastic waste collection opportunities in Metro Manila while recognising plastic as a valuable resource. Through the Planks of Promise project, plastic waste is given a second life as “eco–planks”, used to build temporary housing solutions for displaced Filipinos during natural disasters.

Partnering with:

The Plastic Flamingo

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Advanced Recycling Feasibility Study
Indonesia
We are partnering with Plastic Energy to evaluate the viability of large scale integrated municipal recycling facility and advanced recycling technology to help divert mismanaged plastic waste from landfills in Indonesia. More details to come.

Partnering with:

Plastic Energy

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Manta Advanced Recycling Feasibility Study
Mojokerto, Indonesia
We are partnering with Recycling Technology to evaluate the feasibility of using advanced recycling technologies to complement the implementation of a mechanical recycling facility and recover value from most plastic waste in Mojokerto. More details to come.

Partnering with:

Recycling Technologies

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GIRO
Argentina
Our GIRO project aims to make the waste management system of Olavarría, Argentina, more circular by maximising recovery of compostable and recyclable waste. This includes running education programmes on household sorting and recycling, and setting-up the necessary infrastructure—all in an effort to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. We have launched a 6-month pilot with the local municipality, residents, and waste workers, that will help us design a solution catered to the needs and practices of the community. More details to come.

Partnering with:

McKinsey.org

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Addressing an issue of global proportions
Closing the Loop
Accra, Ghana
Closing the Loop supports entrepreneurs from vulnerable communities to collect and sell plastic waste from the streets of Accra to the first CASH IT! recycling facility. The processed plastic waste is then sold to recyclers, contributing to an emerging circular economy in Accra.

Partnering with:

The ASASE Foundation

Project STOP Jembrana
Bali, Indonesia
160,000 people will get access to a robust and formalised waste management system. With the support from Project STOP, this new facility will provide jobs for the community and prevent 2,200 tons of plastic waste leakage annually.

Partnering with:

Project STOP

Aviral - Reducing Plastic in the Ganga
Haridwar & Rishikesh, India
Aviral means continuous in Hindi. It is our commitment to curb the flow of plastic waste into the Ganga river. Together with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, we want to unite public and private stakeholders to create and replicate waste management solutions across India.

Partnering with:

GIZ

End Plastic Waste Innovation Platform
Johannesburg, South Africa
Following the success of the End Plastic Waste Innovation Platform in Singapore, Paris and Silicon Valley, we are now bringing together startups in three new hubs to tackle the global plastic waste challenge. Innovation comes from all over the world and these new hubs open up the funnel to even more new ideas which will benefit from the expertise and resources from the biggest names in the plastic value chain.

Partnering with:

Plug and Play Tech Center

End Plastic Waste Innovation Platform
Paris, France
In 2015, Paris became a city known to have unified nations and organisations on the ambition to combat climate change. Today, we call on all innovators and startups across Europe, the Middle East and Africa to take plastic waste management solutions a step further. Together with Plug and Play, startups are coming on our Innovation Platform so we can link their ideas and thinking with the expertise and resources from the biggest names in the plastic value chain.

Partnering with:

Plug And Play Tech Center

End Plastic Waste Innovation Platform
São Paulo, Brazil
Following the success of the End Plastic Waste Innovation Platform in Singapore, Paris and Silicon Valley, we are now bringing together startups in three new hubs to tackle the global plastic waste challenge. Innovation comes from all over the world and these new hubs open up the funnel to even more new ideas which will benefit from the expertise and resources from the biggest names in the plastic value chain.

Partnering with:

Plug and Play Tech Center

GIRO
Argentina
Our GIRO project aims to make the waste management system of Olavarría, Argentina, more circular by maximising recovery of compostable and recyclable waste. This includes running education programmes on household sorting and recycling, and setting-up the necessary infrastructure—all in an effort to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. We have launched a 6-month pilot with the local municipality, residents, and waste workers, that will help us design a solution catered to the needs and practices of the community. More details to come.

Partnering with:

McKinsey.org

End Plastic Waste Innovation Platform
Shanghai, China
Following the success of the End Plastic Waste Innovation Platform in Singapore, Paris and Silicon Valley, we are now bringing together startups in three new hubs to tackle the global plastic waste challenge. Innovation comes from all over the world and these new hubs open up the funnel to even more new ideas which will benefit from the expertise and resources from the biggest names in the plastic value chain.

Partnering with:

Plug and Play Tech Center

End Plastic Waste Innovation Platform
Silicon Valley, USA
From driving transparency within the plastics value chain to creating a market for recycled plastics—and there are many success stories from this region. Now into its second accelerator round, the Silicon Valley hub continues to support innovators, looking to bring their best ideas and thinking to the next stage.

Partnering with:

Plug And Play Tech Center

End Plastic Waste Innovation Platform
Singapore, Singapore
With many Asian countries facing the plastic waste challenge, supporting innovation at our Singapore hub is critical to bringing together startups to achieve future-forward waste management solutions. We are working with Plug and Play, and linking the best ideas with expertise and resources from the biggest names in the plastic value chain.

Partnering with:

Plug and Play Tech Center

Zero Plastic Waste Cities
Puducherry, India
Every day 350 tons of solid waste is generated in Puducherry but there is limited waste infrastructure to manage it. Our partner the Yunus Environment Hub, a spin-off of the Grameen Creative Lab, is helping us address the plastic waste problem from end to end. At the core is how we engage with communities to set up social businesses that turn plastic waste into valuable resources.

Partnering with:

Yunus Environment Hub

Zero Plastic Waste Cities
Tan An, Vietnam
While recyclable materials are collected across Vietnam’s 3,000 recycling craft villages, its value is lost without the right technology. We have partnered with Yunus Environment Hub to equip these communities with social business models and knowledge so they can turn waste to worth.

Partnering with:

Yunus Environment Hub

Waste-Wise Cities
Nairobi & Mombasa,Kenya; Addis Ababa & Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
More details to come.

Partnering with:

UN-Habitat

Waste-Wise Cities
Thiruvananthapuram & Mangalore, India
More details to come.

Partnering with:

UN-Habitat

Advanced Recycling Feasibility Study
Indonesia
We are partnering with Plastic Energy to evaluate the viability of large scale integrated municipal recycling facility and advanced recycling technology to help divert mismanaged plastic waste from landfills in Indonesia. More details to come.

Partnering with:

Plastic Energy

Manta Advanced Recycling Feasibility Study
Mojokerto, Indonesia
We are partnering with Recycling Technology to evaluate the feasibility of using advanced recycling technologies to complement the implementation of a mechanical recycling facility and recover value from most plastic waste in Mojokerto. More details to come.

Partnering with:

Recycling Technologies

Planks of Promise
Manila, Philippines
Our partners The Plastic Flamingo will triple their plastic waste collection opportunities in Metro Manila while recognising plastic as a valuable resource. Through the Planks of Promise project, plastic waste is given a second life as “eco–planks”, used to build temporary housing solutions for displaced Filipinos during natural disasters.

Partnering with:

The Plastic Flamingo

African Parks Collaboration
Bazaruto, Mozambique
Starting with the island of Bazaruto, we are co-developing a bespoke waste management solution for this 1,400 km2 archipelago park spanning five islands and is home to over 2,000 fish species and megafauna like whales, sharks, and dolphins. This is just the beginning of working with the African Parks to tackle plastic waste issues in up to 19 national parks and protected areas spanning 14.2 million hectares which represents nine distinct ecological biomes.

Partnering with:

African Parks

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Our Mission
Ending plastic waste is achievable through innovative and impactful solutions, deployed at-scale whilst partnering with communities around the world. All this is further bolstered by catalysing investment capital.
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Leadership Team
People with passion speak with certainty, in a tone and a pace that show what they care about. It points to their conviction, their will, and their commitment. This is our leadership team who have come together because they want a better world—for everyone.
Jacob Duer
President & Chief Executive Officer
Sophia Porcelli
CFO & Vice President of Operations
Steve Sikra
Vice President and Head of Americas
Jessica Lee
Vice President of Communications
Nicholas Kolesch
Vice President of Projects
Justin Wood
Vice President of Strategic Partnerships
Our Members
Our members are committed to act. They invest in us through funding, expertise, and resources to enable our vision. Together we demonstrate projects and programmes that create and extract value—proving the investment market—from plastic waste. We look forward to forging more partnerships and creating more collective action.