5th progress report from the Global Plastics Alliance

5th progress report from the Global Plastics Alliance

09.01.2020

The Global Plastics Alliance (GPA), an alliance of associations in the global plastics industry, recently submitted its 5th progress report on projects on marine and water protection, reports GPA member, PlasticsEurope. The report covers nearly 400 marine litter prevention projects that have been internationally planned, are underway or concluded. 80 plastics associations from 43 countries are now members of the GPA.

According to PlasticsEurope in Brussels, the GPA funds projects in the fields of education, research, public politics, sharing of best practices, plastics recycling and zero-granule loss. Specifically, they range from the cleaning of beaches, regional clean-ups, and the extension of waste management systems by the authorities through to awareness and education campaigns and global research. Since the GPA was founded in 2011, the number of projects has quadrupled. Apart from that, more and more cooperation partners such as local NGOs, authorities and scientific institutions have joined the group.
In Germany, GPA member PlasticsEurope Deutschland has been committed to the fight against further littering of the waterways by documenting the facts and shedding more light on the situation. The association of plastics producers, it says, sensitizes consumers on the correct handling of waste, offers knowledge transfer and is part of the initiative "Together for more protection of our waterways" in collaboration with water sports associations and the Düsseldorf trade fair company.
More information: Report for download
Sources:
    • PlasticsEurope Deutschland (13.8.2020)
    • Photo: Cover (excerpt)

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