UN Basel Convention Presented With Funding Opportunity to Help Expand Plastic Smart Cities to Latin America

The United Nations (UN) 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.

WWF International, along with country offices in Guatemala, Peru, Chile and Mexico submitted a joint proposal to the Basel Convention Secretariat seeking 500,000 USD to help bridge Plastic Smart Cities to Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), with robust partnerships to scale plastic smart solutions across the region. 

With WWF offices in LAC eager to help cities launch their plastic smart journeys, we expect the first Plastic Smart Cities in LAC to be announced later this year.

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