What is the U.S. Plastics Pact?

The U.S. Plastics Pact is a solutions-driven consortium founded by The Recycling Partnership and World Wildlife Fund, launched as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s global Plastics Pact network. The U.S. Plastics Pact connects diverse public-private stakeholders across the plastics value chain to rethink the way we design, use, and reuse plastics, to create a path forward to realize a circular economy for plastic in the United States.

In line with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s vision of a circular economy for plastics, which unites more than 850+ organizations, the U.S. Plastics Pact brings together businesses, not-for-profit organizations, research institutions, government agencies, and other stakeholders to work toward scalable solutions tailored to the unique needs and challenges within the U.S. landscape, through vital knowledge sharing and coordinated action.

We commend the leaders willing to aim high and undertake the work needed to meet these ambitious targets within the next five years.

Our individual actions and piecemeal activities alone will not get us any closer to a circular economy for plastics. U.S. industry leaders recognize that significant, systemwide change is needed to realize a circular economy for plastic; individualized action isn’t enough. Together the U.S. Plastics Pact will drive action, taking into account specific national contexts to overcome roadblocks and collectively meet impactful goals by 2025 that the Activators could not otherwise meet on their own. The U.S. Pact will create a platform for industry-led innovation and a unified national framework for a circular economy for plastics, creating structure, coherence, aligned targets, and associated reporting.

Activators of the U.S. Plastics Pact


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