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