CITY ACTION PLAN TEMPLATE CO-DEVELOPED BY UN'S WASTE WISE CITIES & WWF'S PLASTIC SMART CITIES

CITY ACTION PLAN TEMPLATE CO-DEVELOPED BY UN'S WASTE WISE CITIES & WWF'S PLASTIC SMART CITIES

July 27, 2022

Are you preparing a plastic waste action plan for your city and you're not sure how best to get started? Check out the “City Action Plan” template, co-developed by WWF's Plastic Smart Cities and UN Habitat's Waste Wise Cities teams, to guide your city's strategic plan to address plastic waste streams.

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PARIS JOINS PLASTIC SMART CITIES IN LEAD UP TO HOSTING 2024 SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES

PARIS JOINS PLASTIC SMART CITIES IN LEAD UP TO HOSTING 2024 SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES

July 20, 2022

The city council of Paris adopted a resolution to formally join WWF's Plastic Smart Cities (PSC) initiative. Among the city's ambitious plans, is to eliminate single-use plastics (SUPs) in the city by 2024.

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PSC COLLABORATES WITH GLOBAL TOURISM PLASTICS INITIATIVE ON PILOT IN VENICE

PSC COLLABORATES WITH GLOBAL TOURISM PLASTICS INITIATIVE ON PILOT IN VENICE

July 01, 2022

Plastic Smart Cities is now collaborating with the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative to launch a pilot in the city of Venice. The Venice pilot will help to identify key needs that destinations have in terms of engaging with tourists, accommodation providers and other entities, and what support destinations can offer to businesses (accommodation providers, tour operators, suppliers, etc.) and supporting organizations (NGOs, business associations, academia, etc.). 

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MEDITERRANEAN PLASTIC SMART CITIES CONVENE IN VENICE

MEDITERRANEAN PLASTIC SMART CITIES CONVENE IN VENICE

June 24, 2022

Plastic Smart Cities across the Mediterranean region convened in Venice, Italy in June 2022, to exchange best practices, lessons learned, and strategies deployed to combat the growing plastic waste stream that threatens coastal ecosystems across the Mediterranean.

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UNEP AND SEA CIRCULAR PRODUCE SHORT FILM (PLASTIK)

UNEP AND SEA CIRCULAR PRODUCE SHORT FILM (PLASTIK)

June 10, 2022

UN Environment Programme through the SEA circular project, introduces a short film, “(PLASTIK)” – commissioned by MeshMinds and produced by Studio Birthplace, that exhibits the significance of both individual and collective action to combat plastic pollution in the South-East Asian region.

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UN WASTE WISE PARTNERSHIP PROVIDES FREE ONLINE COURSES TO HELP USHER IN THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

UN WASTE WISE PARTNERSHIP PROVIDES FREE ONLINE COURSES TO HELP USHER IN THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

May 10, 2022

UN Habitat and the Waste Wise Partnership under the Waste Wise Cities program, is developing online courses to support cities, affiliates and partners to move toward a prosperous circular economy and achieve waste SDGs under the New Urban Agenda.

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UN BASEL CONVENTION PRESENTED WITH FUNDING OPPORTUNITY TO HELP EXPAND PLASTIC SMART CITIES TO LATIN AMERICA

UN BASEL CONVENTION PRESENTED WITH FUNDING OPPORTUNITY TO HELP EXPAND PLASTIC SMART CITIES TO LATIN AMERICA

April 11, 2022

The United Nations Basel Convention, a legally binding international treaty charged with regulating plastic waste flows, among other wastes, released its second call for Plastic Waste Partnership pilot project proposals in January 2022. The call seeks to fund activities that will develop new tools to address plastic waste, show a high potential for scale/replicability and/or show a high potential to trigger expanded activities in the immediate future.

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PSC TAKES PART IN EUROCITIES ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM IN GRENOBLE

PSC TAKES PART IN EUROCITIES ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM IN GRENOBLE

April 06, 2022

In April 2022, PSC participated in Eurocities Environmental Forum, held in Grenoble, France, holding a PSC Project Corner to engage with Eurocities' members, more than 200 of Europe's major cities from 38 countries, which together represent over 130 million people.

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AMSTERDAM INITIATES PLASTIC MONITORING WITH DEBRIS TRACKER

AMSTERDAM INITIATES PLASTIC MONITORING WITH DEBRIS TRACKER

March 03, 2022

The city of Amsterdam initiated plastic monitoring activities on March 3, 2022, as part of the city's baseline assessment, using the Debris Tracker app for data collection activities, and a group of citizen scientist volunteers.

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UN MEMBER STATES UNANIMOUSLY AGREE ON LEGALLY BINDING PLASTICS TREATY

UN MEMBER STATES UNANIMOUSLY AGREE ON LEGALLY BINDING PLASTICS TREATY

March 02, 2022

UN Member states at the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5.2) unanimously agreed to develop a legally binding treaty to end plastic pollution, making it one of the world’s most ambitious environmental actions since the 1989 Montreal Protocol, which effectively phased out ozone-depleting substances.

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WWF-PHILIPPINES ON PLASTIC

WWF-PHILIPPINES ON PLASTIC

January 18, 2022

Plastic Smart Cities is currently active in the Philippines in five target cities, namely Manila City, Donsol in Sorsogon, Davao City, San Isidro in Davao Oriental, and Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS). Watch the latest video production to see PSC activities in the Philippines.

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DUBROVNIK ADOPTS DECISION TO RESTRICT SINGLE-USE PLASTICS

DUBROVNIK ADOPTS DECISION TO RESTRICT SINGLE-USE PLASTICS

September 20, 2021

During its last session on August 30, 2021, the City Council of Dubrovnik adopted the Decision on Restricting the Use of Disposable Plastics for all public administrative bodies, institutions and companies owned by the City of Dubrovnik, as well as all public events.

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