Business Coalition for a Global Plastics Treaty

The Business Coalition for a Global Plastics Treaty brings together businesses and financial institutions committed to supporting the development of an ambitious, effective and legally binding UN treaty to end plastic pollution. The coalition is convened by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and WWF, in collaboration with aligned businesses and supported by strategic NGO partners.


Our Story

The development of a legally binding UN treaty is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to tackle the plastic pollution crisis in a globally coordinated way. The resolution adopted at the UN Environmental Assembly in March 2022 marks the start of the intergovernmental negotiation process for a global plastic treaty. It is a clear call for system change towards a circular economy for plastics, ensuring it stays in the economy and out of the environment.

With the intention to form a Business Coalition for a Global Plastics Treaty, over 80 organisations, including businesses from across the plastics value chain, financial institutions and NGOs, have aligned on a shared vision, which sees the treaty as the key policy mechanism to accelerate progress in three critical areas: the reduction of plastic production and use through a circular economy approach, increased circulation of all necessary plastics, and the prevention and remediation of hard-to-abate micro- and macro-plastic leakage into the environment.

The Coalition will develop ambitious policy recommendations, aligned with our vision, engage with treaty negotiators, and build confidence in the business community on the benefits and necessity of an effective treaty that sets common goals, rules, and obligations to be implemented in national jurisdictions. For businesses and investors, this means creating a level playing field and preventing a patchwork of disconnected solutions.

These organisations have already endorsed the Vision Statement.

Financial Institutions

converters and producers

brand owners and retailers

waste management


ngos and business organisations

convened by: