Alliance to End Plastic Waste and USAID are partners

Alliance to End Plastic Waste and USAID are partners

31.08.2020

A team from EU-Eindhoven has presented a resource-saving concept car that focuses on lightweight construction and recycling materials. The students are using a composite material consisting of flax, recycled PET bottles and recycled aluminum. A considerable proportion of the plastic is said to be produced from materials retrieved from the sea.

For the new partnership, the alliance focuses on combining the strengths of the globally leading member companies with the new program of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), called "Clean Cities, Blue Ocean", which aims to support, above all in rapidly urbanizing cities in Asia, local solutions against the further pollution of the waterways from the land. It is a matter here, among other things, of creating markets and incentives for recycling and reuse and helping to establish and deploy regionally appropriate technologies, infrastructures and business models.
The Alliance to End Plastic Waste is an international non-profit organization that cooperates with governments, non-government organizations for environmental and economic development, and associations worldwide. In its battle against plastic litter in the environment, the Alliance concentrates on the areas of infrastructure, innovation, education and clean-up work. According to its own figures, the Alliance had 47 member companies in May 2020, which represent global organizations in North, Central and South America, Europe, Asia and Southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
More information: www.endplasticwaste.org
Sources:
    • ots (11.06.2020)
    • Photo: © AEPW

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