The Global Declaration obliges signatories to commit to action in six areas: education, research, public policy, best practices, recycling/recovery, and product stewardship. As of the last progress report (2016), more than 355 marine litter projects have been planned, underway, or completed around the globe. Our projects range in size, focus, and scope and involve an ever growing number of partners. All are forging cooperation and furthering progress to prevent, reduce, and improve understanding of marine litter. At the present time this list does not reflect the entire universe of commitments.  We are currently working to get each project included here.  We will remove this notice when the entries are completed.

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Plastic Straws Product Stewardship Position

Our partners in the environmental community challenged us to address straws, a commonly littered item found during the international coastal cleanup. Working with our member companies and others throughout the value chain we developed a product stewardship position...
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Waste sorting makes a difference! (Separar transforma)

According to Bogotá’s Department of Sanitation (UAESP), food courts in Bogotá’s Shopping Malls recover around 8% of their waste, whereas, if waste was well sorted it could reach a recovery percentage of 60%. Considering these numbers, UAESP partnered with 5 food and...
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Healing caps (Tapas para sanar)

Fundación Sanar is a Colombian NGO which has helped children with cancer for more than 31 years. Healing caps, is an initiative the NGO started 5 years ago, in which they collect plastic caps, sell them and use the money collected to buy medication and pay medical...
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Guide to Plastic Waste Identification and Separation

The Guide to Plastic Waste Identification and Separation is a tool intended to assist waste pickers and material recovery facilities in the identification of the most common plastic resins used in the Colombian market and the types of products they are converted into....
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Giving New Life to Plastic Waste Video Contest

In October of 2017 Acoplásticos partnered with SENA and UAESP to launch a contest to produce a short film (5 to 8 minutes long) that shows the importance of waste separation and recovery in keeping plastic waste from becoming plastic debris in our oceans. SENA...
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Philippines GreenAntz Plastic Waste Bricks

The Philippines Plastics Industry Association (PPIA) partnered with NESTLE on development of a modular composite brick made with multilayer single use plastic waste and cement. PPIA also provided key information technical expertise in improving an existing hollow...
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Upcycling The Oceans, Thailand

In March 2017 in Bangkok, Dr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT); Mr. Supattanapong Punmeechaow, President & Chief Executive Officer of PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited (PTTGC); and Mr. Javier Goyeneche, Founder and...
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Closed Loop Ocean

In 2017, the American Chemistry Council and the World Plastics Council joined a coalition of partners to support Closed Loop Ocean (CLP). CLP, an initiative of Closed Loop Partners in partnership with Ocean Conservancy, is designed to fund waste infrastructure...
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Recycling in Colombia: Plastics Recycling Database

Colombia’s Plastics Recycling Database 2016-2017 gathers contact information for all the stakeholders involved in the recycling chain for plastics in Colombia, including: everyday collectors, commonly known as waste pickers, material recovery facilities, reprocessors,...