NO PLASTIC IN NATURE BY 2030
In order to reduce our plastic footprint, we must advocate for new policy standards, new incentives for industry, and new models of innovation for plastic avoidance, use, reuse and waste management.
Plastic Smart Cities is a WWF initiative working with cities worldwide to keep plastic out of nature. Since 2018, the initiative supports cities and coastal centres that are taking bold action to stop plastic pollution. WWF is working with 25 pilot cities to achieve a 30% reduction in plastic leakage by 2025, through better waste management and advancing circular economy. Together, we aim to achieve 1000 plastic-smart cities globally to join this movement by 2030.
WWF is an independent conservation organization, with over 30 million followers and a global network active in nearly 100 countries. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.
WWF’s campaign “No Plastic in Nature” calls for No Plastic in Nature by 2030. WWF acknowledges that there is no single solution to plastic pollution, but rather a need for a comprehensive strategy that engages all actors. By engaging all actors – government, businesses, and the public – we can examine every aspect of the life-cycle of any given plastic material, and identify key elements that are ripe for intervention.
The Plastic Smart Cities initiative supports WWF's No Plastic In Nature agenda, while also directly aligning with seven of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's). The SDG's are a collection of global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015, that serve as the blueprint to achieve a more sustainable future for all, working to address global challenges related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice.
Plastic Smart Cities adopt plastic solutions that advance SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation; SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure; SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities; SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production; SDG 14 - Life Below Water; SDG 15 - Life on Land; and SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals. All Best Practices featured on the Plastic Smart Cities platform align with at least one of the global goals.
Plastic Smart Cities is an initiative by WWF - World Wide Fund For Nature.