PLASTIC SMART CITIES

LEADING THE GLOBAL CHARGE ON PLASTICS

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 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. You can also learn more about the WWF - UN partnership here.

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