JOIN PLASTIC SMART CITIES

A global city initiative to keep plastic out of nature by 2030

 

Today an estimated 60% of plastic marine debris derives from urban centers [1], as polluted waterways carry plastic pollution to the ocean. While cities will rapidly increase their population densities to account for two-thirds of the global population by 2050 [4], they must also continue to adopt smart solutions that reduce the collective impact of their prospering communities. On plastic, this means preventing, minimizing and managing plastic, both as a resource, and as a threat to your city's health and sustainable future.

Cities and Tourist Destinations can join the Plastic Smart Cities initiative by making the following commitments: 

  1. Sign a declaration of intent, committing to No Plastics in Nature by 2030;
  2. Develop an action plan within 6-months and launch a pilot within a designated area with a goal to reduce plastic pollution by 30% within two-years;
  3. Appoint an in-house staff member to lead the initiative in your City or Tourist Destination; and
  4. Develop a monitoring plan that establishes baselines and annual targets, and share progress in your existing sustainability reporting. 

 

PLEASE CONTACT US TO EXPRESS INTEREST IN JOINING THE INITIATIVE