SA Plastics Pact

In line with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy vision, we will work together so plastic never becomes waste or pollution in South Africa.

The SA Plastics Pact is a positive platform to stimulate innovation, dialogue and collaboration to unlock barriers to circularity, to create new business models and generate job opportunities.

SA Plastics Pact is a collaborative initiative that will create a circular economy for plastics packaging in conjunction with other local initiatives.
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Plastics are fundamental to our everyday lives, they are incredibly versatility and low cost , convenient lifestyle to which we are accustomed.
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By 2025, The SA Plastics Pact will transform the way that the SA makes, uses and disposes of plastic by meeting four world-leading targets.
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Member of the Plastics Pact network, part of the New Plastics Economy initiative by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

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Research shows that eight million tonnes of plastic leak into the ocean every year and with a business as usual scenario, according to research done by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, by 2050 there could be more plastics than fish in the ocean by weight. We aim to tackle the problem head on by keeping plastics in the economy and out of the environment.

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Collaborative Platform

The SA Plastics Pact brings together all key players government and citizens behind a common vision to drive solutions supporting a circular plastics economy.


To Achieve Shared Vision

It assists in overcoming obstacles to achieve shared vision: Shared accountability builds new partnerships within competitive sectors.


Actions Are Tailored

It catalyzes action tailored to the South African context: Actions are tailored to context in South Africa taking into account the drive to create job opportunities and increase capacity in the waste sector.



It demonstrates leadership and accountability: Sends a clear message to consumers and other organisations that you are serious about addressing plastic pollution and waste.

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