Ending plastic waste entering the environment is ambitious and creating solutions to this complex challenge requires system-wide collaboration and collective action by governments, businesses, civil society, financial institutions, and academia at the global, national, and local levels.
The Alliance to End Plastic Waste.
As an independent not-for-profit organization with members from across the whole plastic value chain, our mission is to foster collaboration to develop infrastructure and invest in systems to improve the collection and management of plastic waste; while harnessing innovation, incubating ideas, and accelerating the scaling of new solutions and technologies.
The Alliance engages with all stakeholders, including national and local governments. We participate, as an observer, in multilateral fora to understand national and local needs and requirements. We share our specific expertise and scientific knowledge about waste management and recycling solutions. We support governments, upon request, in articulating the on-the-ground realities of existing policy decisions. The Alliance does not seek to influence the actions, or decisions of legislators or members of regulatory agencies on behalf of any of our members.
The Alliance at Intergovernmental Meetings.
The United Nations supports the exchange of information and perspectives from all stakeholders. As an accredited business and industry representative to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UNFCCC, we participate as an observer in relevant intergovernmental meetings in accordance with the core principles that negotiation and decision-making are the exclusive prerogatives of UN Member States.
The Alliance may participate in side-events and in major groups and multistakeholder dialogues together with representatives of NGOs, youth, women, the scientific and technology communities, and national and local authorities. We have gained useful insights from these multi-stakeholder fora. They have facilitated the exchange of information about key actions needed to end plastic pollution; crucial opportunities and challenges that the International Legally Binding Instrument can address; and inspire further collective action and impact.
Working inclusively across governments, businesses, and civil society, we can collectively develop innovative ideas that are translated into scalable solutions and help to address the plastic waste challenge across the value chain.