New Partnership focuses on driving local solutions to end plastic waste in the environment
Singapore/Beijing, June 30, 2020 – 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.
(北京/新加坡，2020年6月23日) 中国石油和化学工业联合会（以下简称“CPCIF”）与Alliance to End Plastic Waste（以下简称“联盟”）共同宣布双方建立战略伙伴关系，共同在中国促进减少和清除环境中的塑料废弃物。新伙伴关系将协同联盟47家全球领先成员公司和CPCIF的本土优势，制定中国战略，以确定并实施中国本地化解决方案，应对塑料废弃物挑战。
“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 commitment focused on acting locally through projects that address a city’s specific challenges,” said Jacob Duer, President and CEO, Alliance to End Plastic Waste. “We are excited to have CPCIF as our partner and endeavour to make a meaningful and valuable contribution to China’s national effort to eliminate plastic waste from leaking into the environment.”
“没有一个国家、公司或社区能单独应对塑料废弃物的挑战。联盟一直坚信并坚持政府间通过官民开展合作，同时长期承诺通过本地化行动解决城市具体挑战。”Alliance to End Plastic Waste主席兼首席执行官Jacob Duer说。“我们非常高兴能与CPCIF结为战略合作伙伴关系，并愿意为中国清除塑料废弃物、防止其流入到环境中作出有意义和有价值的贡献。”
“Advocating green development and promoting circular economy is one of the key tasks of China’s petroleum and chemical industry,” said Li Shousheng, Chairman of China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation. “We firmly believe that since we invented plastic, we will also bound to find solutions to the plastic waste problem. CPCIF is willing to give full play to its industry advantages, work with stakeholders in the industry value chain and international partners, such as the Alliance, who shares the same vision as CPCIF, to jointly and effectively promote the plastic circular economy, improve and solve plastic waste problems.
In addition, the partnership will open up opportunities to prove and accelerate solutions that will unlock capital investments, which are necessary to tackle the plastic waste challenge in China.