Global Commitment

A line in the sand: Global Commitment to eliminate plastic pollution at its source


The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment unites businesses, governments, and other organisations behind a common vision and targets to address plastic waste and pollution at its source.

Signatories include companies representing 20% of all plastic packaging produced globally, as well as governments, NGOs, universities, industry associations, investors, and other organisations.

The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with UN Environment.


At the heart of the Global Commitment is a vision of a circular economy for plastic in which it never becomes waste.

Signatories commit to three actions to realise this vision. Eliminate all problematic and unnecessary plastic items. Innovate to ensure that the plastics we do need are reusable, recyclable, or compostable. Circulate all the plastic items we use to keep them in the economy and out of the environment.

Who's involved

View a selection of the Global Commitment signatories

Nestle Logo Business
Cprra Logo
China Plastics Recycling Reuse and Association
Coca Cola Logo Business
The Coca-Cola Company
Philips Business Logo
The Consumer Goods Forum Logo
The Consumer Goods Forum
Danone Logo Business
Danone SA
Wwf Logo
Scjohnson Logo Business
SC Johnson
Walmart Business Logo
Walmart Inc.
Unilever Logo Business
Ahold Delhaize 2
Ahold Delhaize
Colgate Palmolive Logo Business
Colgate-Palmolive Company
Veolia Logo Business
Mars Logo Business
Mars, Incorporated
Amcor Logo Business
Coca Cola Femsa Logo Business
Coca-Cola FEMSA
European Investment Bank Logo
European Investment Bank
Chile Logo
The Government of Chile
Johnson And Johnson Logo Business
Johnson and Johnson Consumer Inc.
France Logo
The Government of France
Woolworths Logo Business
Woolworths Holdings Limited
Ministry For The Environment Logo
Ministry for the Environment - New Zealand
Indorama Business Logo
Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited
Uk Gov Logo
The Government of the United Kingdom
H M Logo Business
H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB
Pepsico Logo Business
Novamont Logo Business
Novamont SpA
Loreal Logo Business
Borealis Logo Business
Borealis AG
Suez Logo Business
Business path

How to get involved

Businesses representing 20% of plastic packaging produced globally are already onboard, so don’t miss the train to what is fast becoming the new normal for plastic packaging. Join the Global Commitment and embark on a race to the top to help make plastic pollution a thing of the past.

Government path

How to get involved

Governments across five continents have already signed up to the Global Commitment. Join them by committing to take ambitious measures to keep plastics in the economy and out of the environment.

Other organisation path

How to get involved

The Global Commitment is already endorsed by leading organisations such as WWF, the World Economic Forum, The Consumer Goods Forum, over 40 universities, institutions and academics, and more than fifteen financial institutions with more than $2.5 trillion in assets under management.

As an NGO, association, financial institution, university, or other organisation, you can endorse the Global Commitment and its common vision, encouraging more businesses and governments to join. Your support helps make this movement unstoppable.

Citizen path

How to get involved

Around the world, people are coming together to demand change. Read and share the open letter to help raise awareness. Together we can call on businesses and governments to draw a #lineinthesand against plastic waste and pollution.