World Economic Forum: Reuse Initiative to Reduce Plastic Pollution

World Economic Forum: Reuse Initiative to Reduce Plastic Pollution

Reusable cups and containers need to become widely available for us to be able to substantially reduce single-use plastics.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is supporting Re&Go, a container sharing service that provides reusable take-out cups.

The need to combat plastic waste is becoming more urgent worldwide. In response, member nations endorsed an international treaty to end plastic pollution at the 2022 United Nations Environment Assembly.

The Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee, which is charged with developing the international treaty, resumed talks that began last year at the second assembly that was held from May 29 to June 2 in Paris. Paris has been holding events to help build momentum for reuse as a solution during the intergovernmental negotiations.

The World Economic Forum is teaming up with organizations such as the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to spread the word on the importance of reuse.



The World Economic Forum established the Reuse Portal, a platform supporting the exchange of best practices. The TMG is participating in the Reuse Portal.

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