Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
We believe that the challenges the world is facing cannot be tackled by one company or one industry alone. We support cross-value chain and partnerships that will foster the collaboration required to reach the scale and impact needed to address global challenges.
We participate in a number of initiatives across our industry and wider value chain that address the global challenges that we aim to impact, some of these include:
Alliance to End Plastic Waste
LyondellBasell is proud to be a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW). The AEPW is the first international coalition of chemical and plastics manufacturers, converters, consumer goods companies, retailers and waste management companies dedicated to partnering with the finance community, government, and environmental and economic development NGOs to find market-based solutions to ending plastic waste in the environment. Its ambition is to prevent millions of metric tons of plastic waste from leaking into the environment.
Circular Plastics Alliance
In Europe, we support the goals of the Circular Plastics Alliance, launched by the European Commission, through our engagement in the Polyolefins Circular Economy Platform (PCEP). This organization brings together brand owners, retailers, waste management organizations, recyclers, converters and producers to drive a circular polyolefins system by designing out waste, keeping products and materials in use for as long as possible, and then recycling them into high-quality new raw materials.
Sustainable Packaging Coalition
In the U.S., we are a member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, a collaborative that is the leading voice on sustainable packaging. The organization brings packaging sustainability stakeholders together to catalyze actionable improvements to packaging systems and lend an authoritative voice on issues related to packaging sustainability.
The Recycling Partnership’s Polypropylene Recycling Coalition
The Polypropylene Recycling Coalition works to improve polypropylene recycling (No. 5 plastic) in the U.S. by awarding grant dollars for purchasing polypropylene sorting equipment and supporting consumer education programs in communities. Through grants, research and consumer education programs, the Coalition aims to make it easier for people to recycle polypropylene in curbside recycling and ensure that more recyclers can effectively sort the material in their facilities.