Alliance and GIZ Launch Partnership to Reduce Plastic Waste in Ganges

July 28, 2020Rishikesh & Haridwar (India)- Coinciding with World Nature Conservation Day, the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (the Alliance) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), launch the Aviral – Reducing Plastic Waste in the Ganga pilot project. This initiative aims to reduce the amount of plastic waste entering the environment in the northern Indian cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh. In recent years, the amount of plastic waste has drastically increased in India. More specifically, this increase is affecting the two cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh. Renowned as important Hindu pilgrimage and cultural tourism destinations, in past years the boom in visitor numbers is increasingly leading to unmanageable amounts of plastic waste. Aviral seeks to pilot an approach to address waste management challenges. In... Read more >

Construction Starts on Waste Processing Facility in Jembrana, Bali

July 27, 2020Jembrana, Bali- 150,000 people in the Jembrana Regency, Bali will have a formal waste management system for the first time The Government of Jembrana Regency, in Northwest Bali, today commemorated the ground-breaking for a new waste processing facility. The facility is the regency’s first-ever solid waste management service that will benefit as many as 150,000 residents. It is a sustainable full waste management and recycling system that will also create new and permanent jobs for the community. The ground-breaking was carried out through a partnership between Project STOP Jembrana, the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (the Alliance), and the Jembrana Regency, and is a key milestone in effectively eliminating plastic waste leakage into the environment. The facility will be equipped with... Read more >

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste and UN-Habitat Partner to Tackle Plastic Waste in the Environment

July 21, 2020Singapore- New partnership will establish better waste and resource management strategies in high plastic waste leakage cities The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (the Alliance) today announced a strategic partnership with UN-Habitat to implement solutions toward a circular economy, creating business and livelihood opportunities while enhancing resource recovery. The new partnership, which will kick off with projects in six target cities in Eastern Africa and Southern Asia, will use the UN-Habitat Waste Wise Cities (WWC) Tool to map waste flows and assess potential plastic leakage from waste management systems and identify short- and long-term pathways to increase the amount of plastic waste collected, recycled and recovered. The program supports the Alliance’s focus on developing meaningful city projects in high plastic... Read more >

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste and China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation Partner to Jointly Tackle Plastic Waste in China

June 30, 2020Singapore/Beijing- New Partnership focuses on driving local solutions to end plastic waste in the environment​ The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (the Alliance) today announced a strategic partnership with China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF) to jointly promote the reduction and elimination of plastic waste in the natural environment in China. The new partnership will bring together the Alliance’s 47 leading global member companies and the strengths of CPCIF to jointly formulate a strategic approach to identify and collaboratively implement local solutions in China to address the plastic waste challenge. “No one country, company or community can solve the plastic waste challenge on their own. The Alliance believes in the collaboration of governments through public-private partnerships and long term... Read more >

Parks Partner to Improve Waste Management in Protected Areas Across the Continent

June 23, 2020South Africa-   The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (the Alliance) and conservation non-profit African Parks today announced a collaboration to tackle plastic waste in up to 17 protected areas across the continent. Working with local communities, the collaboration will focus on combating the impacts of plastic waste in areas under management of African Parks, contributing further to global imperatives to boost sustainability and health in crucial ecosystems. The collaboration will support a number of sustainable solutions such as education and improving waste management systems to reduce plastic leakage, and engagement activities such as beach clean-ups. Photo credit: African Parks / Scott Ramsay “Very often the challenge of plastic waste in the environment is portrayed through images of polluted beaches, but it’s also prevalent... Read more >

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste and USAID Partner to Address Global Ocean Plastics Pollution

June 11, 2020Singapore- New Partnership Focuses on Solutions in Urbanising Cities in Asia Singapore, June 11, 2020 – The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (the Alliance) today announced a new partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to address global ocean plastic pollution by implementing local solutions across rapidly urbanising cities in Asia. The agreement will bring together the Alliance’s more than 40 leading global member companies and the strengths of USAID’s new flagship program for ocean plastics pollution, “Clean Cities, Blue Ocean”. “The work we will undertake with USAID advances the Alliance’s commitment to work through partnerships to develop, incubate and deploy projects in local cities and communities that support the goal to end plastic waste in the environment,”... Read more >

Alliance to End Plastic Waste partners with ASASE Foundation

May 7, 2020Singapore- Accra, Ghana– The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (the Alliance) today announced a partnership with the ASASE Foundation to support women entrepreneurs working to reduce plastic litter in the community. The initiative called Closing the Loop uses a circular economy model, to enable local communities to benefit from discarded plastic waste by collecting, reprocessing, and reselling it. Closing the Loop kicks off the Alliance’s support for projects based in Africa. It was first launched by ASASE in 2018 to provide seed money to equip a plastic waste reprocessing plant as well as provide technical and business management training to women entrepreneurs to run the recycling plant for profit. The project has already created eight jobs within the community as well as diverted 35... Read more >

Members forge ahead in the fight against Covid-19

April 22, 2020- The Covid-19 pandemic has swept across the world, disrupting lives on an unprecedented scale. At the time of this blog, there are 2.2 million cases globally. From philanthropy to production, from supply chains to waste management, cooperation has sprung everywhere, and businesses and individuals are aiding the fight in every community they serve. It is a level of cooperation that is unprecedented but needs to happen in this fight which is bigger than any of us. Members of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste understand what this means. They are actively involved and leveraging their value chains to help everyone – health care workers, employees, customers, families, contractors – stay safe and healthy while still working to meet demand in... Read more >

How would you solve the world’s plastic waste challenge?

March 19, 2020- In 2019, the Alliance to End Plastic Waste partnered with Plug and Play to run accelerator programs for its End Plastic Waste Innovation Platform. These programs run across three hubs over the span of two years. Each program is a 90-day, highly structured curriculum that will accelerate the highest-potential startups tackling plastic waste. The first two of these programs took place in Silicon Valley and Paris. Today, we are calling for applications for the Asia-Pacific leg. Led by the Singapore Plug and Play Hub in partnership with the Alliance, we will identify, select and support 10 startups to enroll in the 90-day accelerator program. The startups will undergo a 12-week curriculum that will run until October. More than half... Read more >

Five Companies Join Membership Ranks to End Plastic Waste

March 10, 2020Singapore- The Alliance to End Plastic Waste, a global nonprofit organization with a bold vision to end plastic waste in the environment, announced five companies joining its membership ranks. The new members are Ampacet Corporation, Esenttia S.A., Honeywell UOP, INDEVCO sal., and Red Avenue New Materials Group Co., Ltd. “Our member companies from across the value chain have nearly doubled since we launched in January 2019. In just one year, our membership has grown to 47 companies raising USD 1 billion. These companies are standing up and doing their part to help end plastic waste in the environment,” said Jacob Duer, President and CEO of the Alliance. “We know plastic waste does not belong in our environment and the new... Read more >

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