The Circular Plastics in the Americas Program was launched in September 2021 by different international consortiums, one formed by GFA Consulting GmbH, NIRAS and CLEAN, and the other by SEQUA, EPRD and FCH, under the “EU Foreign Policy Instrument (FPI)”
To strengthen the EU’s leading role in the transition to the plastics of the future and to contribute to more competitive resilient plastics and recycling indistries. The action will contribute for the EU to reach its global climate commitments and industrial policy objectives, by supporting the interational aspects of the EU Plastics Strategy in the Americas Region.
To support a transition to sustainable production and consumption of plastics in the Americas Region and contribute to significantly reducing marine and riverine litter, facilitated through European circular economy inspired methods, policies and business models.
POLICY DIALOGUE AND COOPERATION
TECHNICAL COOPERATION AND MODELLING
OUTREACH AND COMUNNICATIONS
Support the region by advancing EU’s green diplomacy to appropriately distribute (among its people) resources, knowledge, ability, and wealth in order to meet their current and future needs, while flourishing in harmony with nature.
Our mission is to facilitate the transition to the circular economy of plastics in the Americas, through:
Why CIRCULAR PLASTICS? In the face of unwanted contamination of the soil, water, air, flora and fauna generated by the inappropriate production and consumption of plastics, circular economy serves as a viable alternative model to avoid such type of pollution.
Considering the global relevance of promoting a circular plastics economy, the European Union launched in September 2021 the Circular Plastics in the Americas program (CPAP). The focus is on supporting this transition in Brazil, Canada, Chile and Colombia, by enhancing the dialogue and cooperation on circular plastic solutions in line with the EU Plastic Strategy, to among others, prevent marine litter. The promotion of the circular economy model in these countries will serve as a reference framework to create opportunities for the development of new tools, business models and design methods.
CPAP contributes with the strengthening of public policies and collaborative work with authorities, as well as promoting the sharing of knowledge and showcasing of technologies and innovations with actors in the plastics value chain through an innovative digital co-creation platform, pilot projects, and strategic awareness campaigns.
The program is to last until January 2024 and through the linkage of people, partners, ideas and actions aims to be an important ally in the transition towards a circular plastics value chain in the region.
GFA Consulting Group GmbH
Eulenkrugstraße 82, 22359 Hamburg
Project Office Brazil
SCN Bloco 4 – Sala 1249
EPRD Office for Economic
Policy and Regional Development Ltd.
E: [email protected]
Avenida Parque Antonio Rabat Sur 6165, Vitacura
NIRAS América Latina SAS
Calle 69ª #4-47, Ofs 4 y 5