|Plug and Play Tech Center Innovation Platform is a leading venture capital, corporate innovation enabler, and accelerator of leading startups. Their Sustainability practice partnered with the Alliance to End Plastic Waste to design an innovation and accelerator program to link leading startups to bring the best ideas that allow the increased impact of solutions to end plastic waste with the Alliance members’ expertise and resources.
The Alliance to End Plastic Waste is a nonprofit organisation composed of almost 60 leading global companies in the plastics value chain, and additional 15 strategic partners, whose main focus is to accelerate the impact of emerging technology to end plastic waste globally. It operates in four main strategic pillars: Infrastructure, to build and deploy critical infrastructure in waste management; Innovation, to support ideas that scale new technologies and solutions for a circular economy; Education, working with communities at a local scale to drive deeper engagement; and Clean Up, by ensuring access to an environment free of plastic waste.
The Alliance founding member companies are the following, with new members continuously growing to create more collective action to end plastic waste: BASF, Berry Global, Braskem, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, Clariant, Covestro, CP Group, Dow, DSM, ExxonMobil, Formosa Plastics Corporation USA, Henkel, LyondellBasell, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, Mitsui Chemicals, NOVA Chemicals, OxyChem, PolyOne, Procter & Gamble, Reliance Industries, SABIC, Sasol, Shell, Suez, SCG Chemicals, Sumitomo Chemical, Total, Veolia, and Versalis (Eni). With later additions being as follows: Ampacet, AspenTech, Atlantic Packaging, Avient, Charter Nex Films, Enterprise Products, Equate, Essentia, Gemini, GeoCycle, Greiner, Grupo Phoenix, Honeywell, Indevco, Inter Pipeline, Kirin Holdings Company, Milliken, Myers Industries Inc., Novacel, Novolex, Pepsico, Pregis, Red Avenue, Sealed Air, Tomra, Tricon Energy, Westlake Chemical.