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TotalEnergies is a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, which brings together around 90 companies from the plastics and consumer goods value chain, project partners, and supporters committed to implementing solutions to eliminate plastic waste in the environment, especially in the oceans.



4 key principles were established

Act now

or risk permanent damage for future generations.

Collective action

no organization can tackle this problem alone.

A cross-value chain approach

no single business sector can drive true systems change.

A do-tank, not a think-tank

discussion, policy, and public pledges are important, but real action and real investment are needed.

4 strategic areas of intervention



Many communities, especially in Asia and Africa, do not have systems to collect and manage plastic waste or to increase recycling.


We  support  ideas  that  scale  new  technologies  and  solutions  for  a  circular  economy,  with  funding,  capacity  building,  and  incubation services.


Lasting change is only possible if everyone knows why and what it takes to end plastic waste in the environment. We work with communities at local scale to drive deeper engagement.

Clean up

Every community should have universal access to an environment free of plastic waste.


Today, 35 projects have been launched in more than 55 cities across the globe.

To find out more about the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, visit

To read the 2021 Progress Report, click here