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.

Consistently across the 6 countries, most residents couldn’t pin point which plastics can be recycled. Only a modest proportion of GCC residents correctly matched different plastics to their international recycling codes.

Perception of Plastics in the GCC: A GPCA Study

This 2017 survey, commissioned by the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), the voice of the petrochemical industry in the Arabian Gulf, has revealed that only 38 percent of GCC residents have an informed view of recyclable and degradable plastics,...
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Plastics Excellence Awards

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

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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MoU UAE Ministry of Environment & Water

GPCA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UAE Ministry of Environment & Water to collaborate and exchange information on environmental issues in 2013. As part of the MoU, GPCA works closely with the Ministry on environmental activities and...
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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...