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Circular Plastics Alliance

Circular Plastics Alliance

The Circular Plastics Alliance aims to boost the EU market for recycled plastics to 10 million tonnes by 2025. The alliance covers the full plastics value chains and includes over 245 organisations representing industry, academia and public authorities. New stakeholders can join the alliance by signing its declaration.

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In the spotlight

Who are the members of the alliance and how can new members join?

The Circular Plastics Alliance is open to all public and private actors from European plastics value chains that are ready to actively contribute to delivering on the declaration of the alliance. There are currently 245 signatories (list below). To join the alliance, an organisation must sign the declaration, committing it to the alliance's shared vision and to contributing to its operational work.

Before joining you may want to

See the list of the signatories of the declaration.

What does the alliance do?

As explained in the alliance's declaration, the signatories 'take action to boost the EU market for recycled plastics up to 10 million tonnes by 2025'. The summary of the alliance’s commitments for action lists the planned deliverables, with deadlines. Work is now ongoing. Several deliverables are already published and new deliverables will be published in early 2021. See more on commitments and deliverables.

Voluntary pledges

To help boost the EU market for recycled plastics to 10 million tonnes of recycled plastics by 2025 and to show their commitment to this goal, stakeholders can make voluntary pledges to produce or use more recycled plastics.

The European Commission presented its first assessment of the pledges in March 2019.

Many pledges are published on the circular economy stakeholder platform.

Background

The Circular Plastics Alliance is an initiative under the European Strategy for Plastics (2018), in particular under Annex III related to voluntary pledges by industry. The European Commission launched the Circular Plastics Alliance in December 2018 to help plastics value chains boost the EU market for recycled plastics to 10 million tonnes by 2025.

Timeline

4 December 2020First general assembly of the signatories
Throughout 2020Frequent meetings of the 6 working groups and 4 thematic coordination teams
16 October 2020Steering committee meeting
1 October 2020Steering committee meeting
29 June 2020Steering committee meeting
30 April 2020Steering committee meeting
11 December 2019First meeting of the steering committee
November 2019First meetings of the 6 working groups
10 October 2019Workshop at the European week of regions and cities
20 September 2019High-level event of the Circular Plastics Alliance and signing ceremony
March - September 2019Working level meetings and drafting of the declaration of the alliance
5-6 March 2019Meeting of the pledgers 
4 March 2019Publication of European Commission’s assessment report on the voluntary pledges
5 February 2019First meeting of the Circular Plastics Alliance at the 2019 EU Industry Days

Contact

The Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs provides the secretariat for the Circular Plastics Alliance.

Contact: grow-env-rplastics-pledge@ec.europa.eu