Alliance Members Discuss Financing Plastic Waste Solutions at the World Ocean Summit

March 7, 2019Singapore- The Alliance was a sponsor of the World Ocean Summit 2019, a global conference on March 5-7 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The event was attended by more than 1,000 representatives of governments, corporations, finance, civil society and academic and scientific experts on ocean issues and the blue economy. The summit was organized by The Economist and convened to build greater collaboration across regions and connect the world to new ideas and perspectives on the future of the ocean. On the second day of summit, the Financing Plastic Waste Solutions panel was held with members of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste and other stakeholders, including Frank Kuijpers, General Manager, Corporate Sustainability, SABIC; Samir Pathak, Director, Corporate Affairs,... Read more >

Thank You for Supporting the Alliance

February 28, 2019- Many thanks to those who have supported the Alliance in its first official month. We’re inspired by the global support and drive from across the value-chain to keep plastic waste out of the environment. Currently, the Alliance is made up of 30 major global and regional companies that will work together to develop and bring to scale solutions to minimize and manage plastic waste and promote solutions including reusing, recovering, and recycling. Together we’ve committed over $1 billion to this effort. We welcome all companies – big or small, from all regions and sectors to support this effort. This is just the beginning, and we look forward to the progress to come. DAVID TAYLOR Alliance Chairman Chairman of the... Read more >

Alliance to Bring Resources and Expertise to Help End Plastic Waste

February 7, 2019- Yesterday in Washington, DC, several Alliance members gathered with United States Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), co-sponsors of the Save Our Seas act, to discuss how the Alliance will use its collective resources and global expertise in engineering, science and materials design to drive solutions to help end plastic waste leaking into the environment, especially the ocean. The group agrees that plastic waste in our environment is unacceptable and we all have a vested interest in getting this right. The Alliance will be investing up to $1.5 billion over five years, but that’s just a start. Jim Fitterling, CEO of Dow Chemical, said it is seed money to support the scaling up new technologies, ideas, innovation... Read more >

The Alliance Launches Today

January 16, 2019Singapore- JANUARY 16, 2019 – An alliance of global companies from the plastics and consumer goods value chain today launched a new organization to advance solutions to eliminate plastic waste in the environment, especially in the ocean. The cross value chain Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW), currently made up of nearly thirty member companies, has committed over $1.0 billion with the goal of investing $1.5 billion over the next five years to help end plastic waste in the environment. The Alliance will develop and bring to scale solutions that will minimize and manage plastic waste and promote solutions for used plastics by helping to enable a circular economy. The Alliance membership represents global companies and located throughout North and... Read more >

The Alliance Funds the Incubator Network by Circulate Capital

January 1, 2019Singapore- As one of its first financial contributions, the Alliance to End Plastic Waste will provide support to The Incubator Network by Circulate Capital and SecondMuse. The Incubator Network, which launched in 2018, was created to develop and promote technologies, business models, and entrepreneurs that prevent ocean plastic waste and improve waste management and recycling. Its intention is to create a pipeline of projects and opportunities in South and Southeast Asia. The Incubator Network seeks to rapidly scale the number of innovators in the sector, enabling eco-systems and support for those innovations, and build capacity among the waste and recycling communities that are on the front lines of preventing plastic pollution. Through a comprehensive approach, it is working to build a... Read more >

The Alliance Supports Renew Oceans

January 1, 2019Singapore- Research published in Environmental Science & Technology in 2017, shows that rivers collectively dump anywhere from 0.47 million to 2.75 million metric tons of plastic into the seas every year. According to that data, 10 rivers alone carry 93% of river-born waste that ends up in the ocean. To help prevent this major source of plastic waste from reaching the ocean, the Alliance to End Plastic Waste will sponsor Renew Oceans, a localized investment and engagement project focused on high leakage rivers. As a Founding Global Oceans Sponsor, the Alliance will contribute its materials and logistics capabilities. Renew Oceans uses proprietary biofence technology, designed by Renewlogy, to collect plastic flowing down rivers and tributaries, diverting it from accumulating and entering the ocean.... Read more >

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