About the Pact

The India Plastics Pact is a collaboration between the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and WWF India. Within CII, the initiative is anchored at the CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development (CESD). The initiative is supported by WRAP, a global NGO based in the UK. WRAP is providing operational and technical support to many other Plastics Pacts, as well as running the UK Plastics Pact. We envision ‘a world where plastic is valued and doesn’t pollute the environment.

The Pact focuses on addressing the barriers to circularity in the plastic packaging sector through four ambitious time-bound targets.

The four 2030 targets

Define a list of unnecessary or problematic plastic packaging and items and take measures to address them through redesign and innovation

of plastic packaging to be reusable, recyclable or compostable*

of plastic packaging to be effectively recycled

average recycled content across all plastic packaging

*These would only include compostable plastics with all the following properties:

  1. do not leave any microplastic residue,
  2. used in closed-loop and controlled systems with sufficient infrastructure available or fit-for-purpose applications, and
  3. properly labelled as ‘Home’ or ‘Industrial’ compostable

The India Plastics Pact is uniting businesses, the government, NGOs non-profits and other stakeholders to:

Create a unified national framework to drive action for a circular economy for plastics.
Set a collective, national strategy to transition to a circular economy for plastics in India
Develop a roadmap to reach the targets and stimulate progress through collaborative action-oriented workstreams
Measure and report progress
Empower businesses, government and stakeholders to take action across the value chain
Catalyse effective policy to accelerate progress
Engage citizens in the practice of reuse, recycle and reduction of plastics

Support Members in achieving their Extended Producer Responsibility compliances.