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Plastics: From a linear problem to circular solutions

A real circular economy will be achieved only through changing the way we produce, consume and dispose of our products. WRAP, OECD and the World Bank will present new assessments of the status of plastics for the global and African context and some of the ongoing actions based on a collaborative approach along the plastics value chain and new innovations.

The advantages of plastics are many and obvious. However, when these materials are mismanaged, they end up impacting the environment, health and economies. This session will provide updates to three practical approaches to the plastics problem.

  • OECD will provide data of global use and leakage of plastics into the environment and discuss a policy scenario to reduce plastic pollution through internationally co-ordinated policies.
  • The World Bank will launch the West Africa Coastal Areas Management Program (WACA) Plastic eBook that presents the work done by the bank and their partners to address the issue of plastic pollution in coastal West Africa, and start new activity in the region.
  • WRAP and their partners will showcase the result that the Plastics Pacts are achieving in Africa and in the world, and share examples of innovators that are developing new solutions for some of the outstanding problems of plastics management.

Progamme page and registration: Plastics: From a linear problem to circular solutions – a WCEF2022 Accelerator Session | WRAP

Organisers: WRAP, OECD and World Bank Group