Global Plastic Action Partnership

Project description

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.



  • 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


Long term ambition of the Global Plastic Action Partnership 

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



  • 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