Project Area

Global Plastic Action Partnership


Avert plastic pollution from source to sea by 2025, by fast-tracking circular economy solutions and catalysing concerted solutions.


  • We are on a path to having more plastics than fish in the ocean by 2050

  • In low and middle-income countries, waste is often disposed in unregulated dumps or openly burned, creating health, safety, and environmental risks

  • The past year has seen a wave of growing interest and commitment to tackling plastic pollution from global to national, business and small-scale initiatives

  • To maximize impact and advance systemic change, scaled action and collaboration between the diverse stakeholders and efforts are needed


  • Build and grow a public-private partnership to help translate political and corporate commitment to address plastic pollution into tangible strategies and investible actions plans

  • Translate into national platforms that develop fact-based national action plans

  • Conduct pilots in three countries and scale up to other countries

  • Capture and exchange insights for rapid replication and scale


The Global Plastics Action Partnership (GPAP) was forged as a structured global public-private partnership for action on plastic that enables public, private and civil society sectors and their initiatives to come together. As such, GPAP provides a platform for discussion and collaboration amongst the range of emerging efforts to jointly support governments facing plastic pollution challenges – particularly in developing or emerging economies. To enable this, GPAP will also advance structured action through focused proof-of-concept partnerships in ASEAN, Africa and SIDS. Representing three different “archetypes”, these focused partnerships will demonstrate the varying approaches to tackling plastics pollution in profoundly different geographies and economic contexts.