Developing and implementing strategies:
Reduce, recycle, reuse plastic and, where possible, replace it with
Our aim is the sustainable use of plastics and the optimization of the existing materials cycle.
We want to effectively bring forward the prevention of plastic waste worldwide.
We want to promote the recycling of plastic, focusing in particular on increasing the use of recycled plastics in new products.
We want to develop recommendations for action for stakeholders and implement these accordingly.
The working group draws up concrete guidelines and recommendations for action. To this end, it collects and documents research results and experiences from various perspectives relating to plastic prevention, secondary raw materials and alternative materials.
Knowledge about individual solutions already exists. This information has to be consolidated as a whole and systematically put into practice. This is the only way of stopping plastic pollution in the world’s oceans and protecting the health of humans and animals.
The guidelines compiled upon this knowledge base will be adapted to the specific conditions in selected partner countries and implemented in pilot projects. That way, the measures will move from the initial planning phase to actual implementation.