Global Plastic Action Partnership

8 million tonnes of plastic waste leaks into the ocean each year. By 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean—if we do not take urgent, collective action.


Co-founded by partners across the public and private sectors, the Global Plastic Action Partnership (GPAP) harnesses the convening power of the World Economic Forum to bring together governments, businesses and civil society to translate commitments into meaningful action at both the global and national levels.


Ultimately, we aim to shape a more sustainable and inclusive world through the eradication of plastic pollution.


GPAP has created National Plastic Action Partnerships (NPAPs) with five countries (Indonesia, Ghana, Nigeria, Pakistan and Viet Nam), bringing together top leaders and decision-makers from government, business and civil society in a united effort to accelerate the transition to a circular plastics economy in each country. We plan to expand the multi-stakeholder platform approach to many more countries in the near future.


We create impact through three strategic pillars:

1. Convening communities and curating conversations

2. Generating new insights and action roadmaps

3. Catalysing coordinated action to scale solutions

In each country, we also convene working groups in six impact areas:

1. Informing Policy

2. Unlocking Finance

3. Transforming Behaviour

4. Boosting Innovation

5. Harmonising metrics

6. Promoting inclusivity


We are headquartered at the World Economic Forum's offices in Geneva, Switzerland, with national secretariat colleagues based in Indonesia, Ghana, Nigeria, Pakistan and Viet Nam. Contact us at

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