Plastic Smart Cities are committed to implementing global Best Practices that prevent, minimize and manage plastic, both as a resource, and as a waste. Cities and Tourist Destinations that join the Plastic Smart Cities initiative make the following commitments:

Sign a declaration of intent, committing to No Plastic in Nature by 2030;

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;

Appoint an in-house staff member to the lead the initiative in their City or Tourist Destination; and

Develop a monitoring plan that establishes baselines and annual targets, and share progress as part of their existing sustainability reporting.





WWF-International and UN-Habitat have joined forces in a collective partnership to tackle plastic pollution in urban centers and tourist destinations. WWF’s Plastic Smart Cities initiative and UN-Habitat’s Waste Wise Cities campaign have partnered to help build the capacity of cities to eliminate plastic pollution by 2030. Explore the map below to learn more about how these Cities and Tourist Destinations are leading the global charge on plastics. You can also learn more about the WWF - UN partnership here.