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Circular Plastics Alliance

The Circular Plastics Alliance aims to boost the EU market for recycled plastics. The alliance covers the full plastics value chains and includes over 330 organisations representing industry, academia and public authorities. New stakeholders can join the alliance by signing its declaration.

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Who the members are and how new members can join

The Circular Plastics Alliance is open to all public and private actors from European plastics value chains that are ready to actively contribute to delivering on the declaration of the alliance. There are currently 336 signatories (list below). To join the alliance, an organisation must sign the declaration, committing it to the alliance's shared vision and to contributing to its operational work.

See the list of the signatories of the declaration.

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What the alliance does

As explained in the alliance's declaration, the signatories "take action to boost the EU market for recycled plastics up to 10 million tonnes by 2025". The summary of the alliance’s commitments for action lists the planned deliverables, with deadlines. Several deliverables are already published and new deliverables will be published soon. See more on commitments and deliverables.

Make or update a pledge

Stakeholders can make or update a pledge now

Voluntary pledges

To help boost the EU market for recycled plastics to 10 million tonnes and show their commitment to this goal, stakeholders can make voluntary pledges to produce or use more recycled plastics.

The European Commission presented its first assessment of the pledges in March 2019.

Many pledges are published on the circular economy stakeholder platform.


The Circular Plastics Alliance is an initiative under the European Strategy for Plastics (2018), in particular under Annex III related to voluntary pledges by industry. The European Commission launched the Circular Plastics Alliance in December 2018 to help plastics value chains boost the EU market for recycled plastics to 10 million tonnes by 2025.

Timeline of the Circular Plastics Alliance

  1. 25 February 2022
    2022 General Assembly with publication on recycled plastics' uptake
  2. 26 November 2021
    Steering committee meeting
  3. 27 September 2021
    Publication of several deliverables
  4. 24 September 2021
    Steering committee meeting
  5. 9 July 2021
    Steering committee meeting
  6. 5 May 2021
    Steering committee meeting
  7. 25 March 2021
    Steering committee meeting
  8. 25 February 2021
    Steering committee meeting
  9. 11 February 2021
    Steering committee meeting
  10. December 2020 - January 2021
    Side sessions of the general assembly (signatories only)
    • 11 December 2020: Standardisation for a circular plastics economy
    • 19 January 2021: The CPA meets the NGOs
    • 20 January 2021: The CPA Monitoring system, roadmap for implementation
    • 26 January 2021: How can digital platforms help sell 10 million tonnes of quality recyclates in Europe
    • 28 January 2021: Synergies between the CPA and the National Plastic Pacts: the example of Portugal
  11. 4 December 2020
    First general assembly of the signatories
  12. Throughout 2020
    Frequent meetings of the 6 working groups and 4 thematic coordination teams
  13. 16 October 2020
    Steering committee meeting
  14. 1 October 2020
    Steering committee meeting
  15. 29 June 2020
    Steering committee meeting
  16. 30 April 2020
    Steering committee meeting
  17. 11 December 2019
    First meeting of the steering committee
  18. November 2019
    First meetings of the 6 workings groups
  19. 10 October 2019
    Workshop at the European week of regions and cities
  20. 20 September 2019
    High-level event of the Circular Plastics Alliance and signing ceremony
  21. March - September 2019
    Working level meetings and drafting of the declaration of the alliance
  22. 5-6 March 2019
    Meeting of the pledgers
  23. 4 March 2019
    Publication of European Commission’s assessment report on the voluntary pledges
  24. 5 February 2019
    First meeting of the Circular Plastics Alliance at EU Industry Days 2019
  25. 10 November 2020
    Publication of first deliverables


The Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs provides the secretariat for the Circular Plastics Alliance.

Contact: GROW-ENV-RPLASTICS-PLEDGEatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (grow-env-rplastics-pledge[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)