More than 35 international groups and companies have come together under the umbrella of the non-proft organisation (NGO) “Alliance to End Plastic Waste” to work on new ways and effcient solutions for minimising plastic waste in the environment. The members of the alliance, whose base continues to grow, use their expertise, material and technological know-how as well as considerable fnancial resources in pursuit of this ambitious goal.
The Alliance to End Plastic Waste has its European headquarters in London, where all threads come together and the decisions of the members are translated into strategies and procedures. The alliance pursues its goals in close cooperation with strategic partners such as the World Economic Council for Sustainable Development (WECSD) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The focus on entrepreneurial and institutionalised interests makes the seriousness of the situation clear; long-term and lasting solutions require commitment, energy and a great deal of monetary support. The alliance has paid particular attention to combating the pollution of the world’s oceans with plastic waste, much of which is washed into the oceans via tributaries. It aims to interrupt this flow of waste sustainably. For example, it supports projects such as “Renew Ganges”, which is dedicated to freeing the 2,600 km long Ganges, a river that is highly polluted with waste water and other emissions, from pollutants. The Ganges flows through the vast plain south of the Himalayas, one of the most densely populated regions. In Indonesia, the world’s largest island state and fourthmost populous country with 264 million inhabitants, the alliance is supporting the development of an infrastructure for waste collection and recycling.
Commitment in demand
The Alliance to End Plastic Waste focuses on projects that have a sustainable impact, on damage limitation and on a paradigm shift. Plastics are produced to fulfl tasks and functions. However, used plastics do not belong in the environment, but back in the recycling loop. Solving the dilemma requires a commitment on the part of society as a whole. Everyone is called upon to make his or her contribution to the preservation of an intact and liveable environment. The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (www.endplasticwaste.org) supports projects that have set themselves this goal. At the special show in Hall 6, the alliance will present its own projects, activities and initiatives, while also seeking dialogue, over two days. You are warmly invited!