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US Plastics Pact 101

September 14, 2020

What is the U.S. Plastics Pact and how are its signatories advancing a circular economy for plastics?

The U.S. Plastics Pact brings together businesses, government entities, NGOs, researchers, and other collaborators as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s network of Plastics Pacts around the world. The U.S. Pact will work collectively towards a common vision of a circular economy for plastics. By bringing together diverse stakeholders and driving collaborative action, the U.S. Pact will deliver a meaningful transition towards a circular economy for plastics, enabling U.S. companies, governments and NGOs to collectively meet impactful goals by 2025 that they could not meet on their own. Learn about the Pact's launch, targets, and what comes next. Hear from the Pact’s NGOs and companies on why they're spearheading a common vision for circularity, and the crucial role companies play in plastics recovery. Others in the plastics value chain are welcome to join the U.S. Plastics Pact after its launch.


  • Erin Simon, Head, Plastic Waste and Business, World Wildlife Fund
  • Ashley C Hall, Director of Sustainable Packaging, Walmart
  • Natalie Betts, Circular Economy Program Manager, City of Austin