Together with World Wildlife Fund and Greenpeace, we are hosting a virtual 2-day dialogue series in March, June, September and December of 2021. With live events in New York and Singapore, the dialogues will be global in scope and feature luminaries from environmental groups, industry and the diplomatic world. Join us and request an invite.


Global Treaty Dialogue Invitation Request

Businesses, NGOs and 68 governments are calling for a global treaty on plastics.

Three Major Reports came out in 2020 from distinct stakeholder groups making the case for a global treaty for plastics.

Business

Report compiled by World Wildlife Fund, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and Boston Consulting Group. Download

Government

Report compiled by Nordic Council of Ministers. Download

Environmental NGOs

Report compiled by CIEL, GAIA, EIA. Download

2021 Schedule
Global Treaty Dialogues Series

Dialogue 1

Setting the Foundation

March

Dialogue 2

Conversations with the Stakeholders

June

Dialogue 3

Understanding the Drivers

September

Dialogue 4

Negotiator Perspectives

December

2021 Working Sessions
Mar 2021
TBD
Apr 2021
TBD
May 2021
TBD
Jun 2021
TBD
Jul 2021
TBD
Aug 2021
TBD
Sep 2021
TBD
Oct 2021
TBD
Nov 2021
TBD
Dec 2021
TBD
Jan 2022
TBD
Feb 2022
TBD
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Key Monthly Working Sessions / Action Accelerators

OPLN members will participate in monthly working sessions throughout 2021, with five key areas of focus that will inform the Global Treaty Dialogues.

Our unique network of business and environmental leaders will come together for four key discussion series leading to the UNEA’s decision. All topics are on the table, from source reduction to advanced recycling technologies.

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Global Treaty Overview
Plastic Pickers Operational Working Group
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
Alternative Materials
Post Consumer Resin (PCR) Goals

Our Advisory Board

Alicia Marseille
Director of Innovation
Arizona State University
Amy Clark
Co-Founder/Chief Impact Officer
Tribe Impact Capital
ANDREW ALMACK
CEO
Plastic For Change
APRIL CROW
Senior Advisor
Circulate Capital
BHARATI CHATURVIDI
Founder/Directo
Chintan
BILL TAI
Founder
ACTAI
BRIDGET CROKE
Managing Director
Closed Loop Partners
CONRAD MACKERRON
Vice President
As You Sow
CYRILL GUTSCH
CEO/Founder
Parley For the Oceans
DARCIE RENN
Director of Sustainability
Albertsons
DOUG WOODRING
Founder/Managing Director
Ocean Recovery Alliance
DUNE IVES
Executive Director
Lonely Whale
EDITH CECCHINI
Corporate Strategy/Policy
Ocean Conservancy/Trash Free
Seas Alliance
ELLEN JACKOWSKI
Global Head of Sustainability
Strategy and Innovation
HP
ERIN SIMON
Head Plastic Waste and Business
World Wildlife Fund
GIGI BRISSON
Founder/CEO
Ocean Elders
HEIKO SPECKING
Founder/Partner,
specking+partners
HUGO DE ALMEIDA
Founder
SB Oceans
IIAN ROSENBERGER
Founder/CEO
First Mile
JACK BUFFINGTON
Program Director/Professor of the Practice University of Denver
JAMES GEORGE
Network Development Lead
Ellen MacArthur Foundation
JEFF WOOSTER
Global Sustainability Director
Dow Chemical
JIM SULLIVAN
Head Global Sustainability
Innovation Accelerator
SAP
JOHN EHRMANN
President and Senior Partner
Meridian Institute
JOHN HOCEVAR
Oceans Campaign Director
Greenpeace
JOHN HOLM
VP Strategic Initiatives
PYXERA GLOBAL
JOHN REVESS
Director of Plastics and Packaging
WBCSD
JOHN WARNER
President/CTO
Warner Babcock Institute
for Green Chemistry
JULIA NOVY- HILDESLEY
Executive Director & Professor
of the Practice
Change.X,
Stanford Universit
KEEFE HARRISON
CEO
The Recycling Partnership
KEIRAN SMITH
Founder
Mr. Green Africa
KRISTIN HUGHES
Director, Global Plastic Action
Partnership
World Economic Forum
LAUREN PHIPPS
Director of Circular Economy
Greenbiz
LAUREN YARMUTH
Executive Director
Stone Barns Center
MARCUS ERIKSEN
Co-Founder
5 Gyres
MATT PRINDIVLLE
Executive Director
Upstream
MIKE BARRY
Director of Sustainability M&S
Principal, Mike Barry Eco
MIKE BIDDLE
Founder
Material Solutions
NINA BUTLER
CEO
More Recycling
NINA GOODRICH
Executive Director
Sustainable Packaging Coalition
RAKESH CHAND
Ocean Representative
NEXUS
SARAH LEWIS
Senior Director of Innovation
The Sustainability Consortium
SIMON BALDWIN
Director Singapore Hub
Second Muse
SONIA MARIA DIAS
Waste Specialist
WIEGO
TENSIE WHELAN
Director, NYU Stern Center for
Sustainable Business, Former
CEO
Rainforest Alliance
TOM GRUBER
Siri Co-Founder
Apple (Retired)
TOM SZAKY
CEO
TerraCycle
VALERIE CRAIG
VP Impact Initiatives
National Geographic
VIRGINIE HELIAS
Chief Sustainability Officer
Procter & Gamble
YARROW KRANER
Founder/CEO
HATCH Global
YONI SHIRAN
Circular Economy Expert and
Project Manager
SYSTEMIQ

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