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8 million tonnes of plastic waste leaks into the ocean each year. By 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean—if we do not take urgent, collective action.

Co-founded by partners across the public and private sectors, the Global Plastic Action Partnership (GPAP) harnesses the convening power of the World Economic Forum to bring together governments, businesses and civil society to translate commitments into meaningful action – at both the global and national levels.

OUR IMPACT

Convening stakeholder communities

As a leading platform for public-private collaboration, GPAP brings together policymakers, businesses, civil society advocates and entrepreneurs to align on a common approach for addressing plastic pollution and waste in the most effective and sustainable manner.

OUR IMPACT

Generating new insights and action roadmaps

In Indonesia, Ghana and Viet Nam, GPAP is piloting the creation of national plastic action platforms that are led and driven by in-country changemakers. At the global level, it is building an electronic knowledge toolkit to help countries replicate this national approach independently.

OUR IMPACT

Matching high-potential solutions with finance

GPAP is connecting game-changing, locally driven innovations to combat plastic waste and pollution with the right resources to move solutions from incubation to rollout.

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The Future is Circular

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Our work to reduce plastic pollution and waste is underpinned by the transition to a circular economy for plastics, which directly addresses the root cause of plastic pollution by replacing the “take-use-dispose” model with a closed-looped approach throughout the plastics life cycle.

Our Story

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GPAP is born

GPAP is officially launched in September 2018 during the World Economic Forum's Sustainable Development Impact Summit. Founded by a coalition of public and private partners, it emerges as an ambitious new platform to accelerate the global response to the ballooning plastic pollution crisis.

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Laying the groundwork

In March 2019, GPAP announces its first national partner—the Government of Indonesia, which has set a target of reducing marine plastic leakage by 70% by 2025.

In October, GPAP joins President Nana Akufo-Addo in launching the Ghana National Plastic Action Partnership, with a commitment to achieving zero plastic leakage into the nation's marine ecosystem and waterways.

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Acceleration begins

At the World Economic Forum's 2020 Annual Meeting in Davos, GPAP announces three new platform partners: Suntory, Morgan Stanley, and SAP.

One year after launch, the Indonesia National Plastic Action Partnership releases an evidence-based Multistakeholder Action Plan to combat plastic pollution, laying out a series of system change interventions that will not only cut Indonesia's marine plastic leakage by 70% in five years, but will also achieve a full transition to the circular economy by 2040.

In May, GPAP will formally launch the Viet Nam National Plastic Action Partnership, which will help accelerate progress towards the government's target of reducing marine plastic waste by 75% by 2030.

Our Team

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Director

Governing Council

Steering Board

Advisory Committee

Platform Members

Kristin Hughes

Director, Global Plastic Action Partnership, World Economic Forum

@khehughes

Andrew Steer

President and CEO, World Resources Institute

@AndrewSteerWRI

Dominic Waughray

Managing Director, Centre for Global Public Goods, World Economic Forum

@dwaughray

James Quincey

CEO, The Coca-Cola Company

@CocaColaCo

Jim Fitterling

CEO, Dow

@JimFitterling

Naoko Ishii

CEO and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility

@NaokoIshiiGEF

Ramon Laguarta

CEO, PepsiCo

@ramonlaguarta

The Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson

Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Environment and Climate Change Canada

@JonathanWNV

The Rt Hon Lord Zac Goldsmith

Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, United Kingdom

@ZacGoldsmith

Ulf Mark Schneider

CEO, Nestlé

@Nestle

Antonia Gawel

Head, Circular Economy Initiative, World Economic Forum

@Antoniagawel

Ben Jordan

Senior Director, Environmental Policy, The Coca-Cola Company

@BenJAgSustain

Briony Coulson

Head, International Climate Fund, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, United Kingdom

@scubajunkie22

Dany Drouin

Director, Plastics and Waste Management, Environment and Climate Change Canada

@environmentca

Karin Kemper

Senior Director for the Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice, World Bank

@kkemperwb

Kristian Teleki

Director, Sustainable Ocean Initiative, World Resources Institute

@kristianteleki

Mike Witt

Corporate Director, Environment Health, Safety & Sustainability, Dow

@MikeWitt15

Roberta Barbieri

Vice President, Global Water and Environmental Solutions, PepsiCo

@RBarbieri_1

Veronique Cremades-Mathis

Global Head of Sustainable Packaging, Nestlé

@Nestle

Chever Voltmer

Director, Plastics Initiatives, Ocean Conservancy

@OurOcean

Jenna Jambeck

Associate Professor, University of Georgia

@JambeckResearch

Jo Royle

Managing Director, Common Seas

@Jo_Royle

John Duncan

Lead, No Plastics in Nature, WWF

@johnaduncan

Justin Wood

Vice President, Alliance to End Plastic Waste

@EndPlasticWaste

Leah Karrer

Senior Environmental Portfolio Manager, Global Environment Facility

@LeahKarrer

Llorenç Milà i Canals

Head of the Secretariat of the Life Cycle Initiative, UN Environment

@UNEP

Rob Kaplan

Founder and CEO, Circulate Capital

@robbyk

Sander Defruyt

Lead, New Plastics Economy, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

@SanderDefruyt

Shwe Yamin Oo

CEO and Co-Founder, Recyglo

DEME Group

Platform Member, DEME Group

@DEMEgroup

Gemini Corp

Platform Member, Gemini Corp

@NvGemini

Morgan Stanley

Platform Member, Morgan Stanley

@MorganStanley

SAP

Platform Member, SAP

@SAP

Suntory Group

Platform Member, Suntory Group

@SuntoryGlobal

Unilever

Platform Member, Unilever

@Unilever

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