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 260 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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Plastics Excellence Awards in the Arabian Gulf Region

The GPCA Plastics Excellence Awards celebrate the finest inventions and ideas from the plastics industry in the Arabian Gulf region. A special category is dedicated to plastics projects that promote sustainability in plastics conversion, recycling and waste management...
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Injaz and Junior Achievement Worldwide

In 2013, GPCA partnered with Injaz, a member of Junior Achievement (JA) Worldwide. JA is a partnership between the business community, educators and volunteers. GPCA brought environmental experts from its member companies together to visit secondary school children...
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Benefits of Plastics

GPCA’s Plastics Committee developed a short educational video in English and Arabic as a tool to explain the benefits of plastics from a sustainability perspective and encourage increased plastics recycling. The video was sent to elementary schools in the...
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Waste Free Environment

Every year, thousands of school children and volunteers across the Arabian Gulf join hands to clean up their local environment for Waste Free Environment (WFE). An initiative from the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), WFE aims to promote recycling...