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 >

Alliance and Plug and Play hold first Selection Day for the End Plastic Waste Innovation

February 26, 2020- February 26, 2020 Singapore – The Alliance to End Plastic Waste and Plug and Play on February 6th held the first Selection Day for the End Plastic Waste Innovation Platform. In the program’s Silicon Valley Hub, the first 10 startups were selected for the 90-day incubator program. The startups entering into the Silicon Valley-based program are listed below: 1. AMP Robotics: Creating robotic systems that sort recyclable material at a fraction of the cost of current technology 2. Arqlite SPC: Developing high-efficiency materials made 100% from plastic waste 3. ByFusion: Reshaping the future of plastic by recycling the un-recyclable 4. Clean Robotics: Combining next-generation robotics and the power of AI to differentiate recyclables from non-recyclable material 5. Continuus Materials: Closing the loop with high-performance roof cover boards made... Read more >

Alliance Releases First Anniversary Report

January 22, 2020Singapore- Today marks the release of the Alliance to Alliance to End Plastic Waste First Anniversary Report. The Alliance launched one year ago with the clear and ambitious vision to help end plastic waste in the environment. To support this vision, we’ve committed to develop and invest in solutions that will help prevent the leakage of plastic waste into our rivers, seas and the ocean. Created by dedicated CEOs from leading progressive companies across the plastic value chain, the Alliance is their direct response to addressing one of the biggest and most visible examples of a lack of solid waste management infrastructure and community behaviour at local level. With a target of US$1.5 billion over five years, more than 40 companies... Read more >

Alliance, Grameen Creative Lab Form Membership to Address Plastic Waste in Cities

January 15, 2020Singapore- The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) today announced a partnership with the Grameen Creative Lab to support development of Zero Plastic Waste Cities to reduce plastic waste leaking into the environment. Zero Plastic Waste Cities are being developed by the Grameen Creative Lab, an organization founded and led by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus. This project will develop and implement social businesses – tackling one or more social problems in a financially self-sustaining way – to enable improved municipal waste management systems. Starting in 2020, projects will be launched in two separate cities in India and Vietnam. “The Alliance to End Plastic Waste and the Grameen Creative Lab share the goal of helping to end plastic waste... Read more >

The Alliance is a Proud Advisory Council Member for the Plastics Data Challenge

January 14, 2020Singapore- The Alliance is a proud Advisory Council Member for the Plastics Data Challenge by The Incubation Network which is a global innovation challenge to end ocean plastic pollution. The challenge will source, support and scale innovative solutions, methodologies and working prototypes that create and leverage data to address the leakage of plastic waste into the environment and to facilitate the entry of these solutions into markets across South and Southeast Asia. Each year, about 8 million tonnes of plastic waste enter our oceans, 60% of which is estimated to be the result of mismanaged waste from just five countries in Asia. To end this crisis, it is urgent that we improve plastic waste management systems on land across the... Read more >

Alliance to End Plastic Waste, Plug and Play Open Second Hub of Innovation Applications

January 7, 2020- The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) and Plug and Play are proud to open the application window for the European hub of the End Plastic Waste accelerator program, based in Paris. The End Plastic Waste program is a 12-week, highly-structured curriculum that scouts and accelerates the highest-potential startups to tackle the global plastic waste challenge. For the Paris-based hub, 10 startups will be selected and announced in April, and each will then participate in a 90-day accelerator program that will run through July. Plug and Play will then host an expo, where all 10 startups will present their projects and initiatives to AEPW member companies for potential investment. Startups can apply for the program’s European hub at this link. The deadline... Read more >

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