Why is a plastics

pact important in Chile?

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Circula El Plástico

Circula el Plástico is the Chilean outcome of the Chilean Plastics Pact, which seeks to bring citizens closer to the challenge of advancing in a circular economy of plastics.

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Million Tons

Every year, 8 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean, the equivalent of emptying 1 garbage truck every minute.

80%

of plastic is from land-based sources

80% of the plastic that ends up in the ocean comes from land-based sources.

1,3

billion in losses

There are losses of $1.3 billion of yearly turnover in tourism, fishing, and industries caused by the continued increase of plastics in the ocean.

40%

of plastic is single-use

Today, 40% of the world's plastic is used only once and discarded, and that is the greatest problem.

83%

of plastic is from non-domestic sources

Only 17% of the total amount of recycled plastic (14,281 tons/year) is from domestic sources, while the remaining 83% is from non-domestic sources (69,398 tons/year).

200 kg

of garbage per second

Every second, over 200 kg of garbage ends up in the ocean.

5.774 kWh

of energy saved

1 ton of recycled plastic saves 5,774 kWh of energy.

1st

LATAM country to be part of the Pacts' Global Network

Chile is the first country in Latin America to be part of the Plastics Pact Global Network established in the UK in 2018 by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

990

million tons of plastic resins

Every year 990,000 tons of plastic resins are consumed in Chile, the problem however is that only 8.5% of these are recycled.

26%

of the total plastic production

Packaging represent 26% of the total plastic production and 62% of the total objects collected.

55%

of the recycled plastics are PET

Over half of the recycled plastics from domestic sources (55%) are PET, the rest are mainly PP and PE.

Members of the

Chilean Plastics Pact

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A consumer association specialized in sustainable consumption issues with a gender perspective.

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A CORFO committee that seeks to promote the inclusion of climate change and sustainable development dimensions in the private sector and territories.

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An animal-based food company.

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An international company that specializes in the production of flexible plastic packaging.

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A company that manufactures plastic additives.

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Asociación de Municipalidades para la Sustentabilidad Ambiental (Amusa, Association of Municipalities for Environmental Sustainability). Municipal organization devoted to promote sustainable development.

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Asociación Nacional de la Industria del Reciclaje (National Association of the Recycling Industry); seeks to articulate, encourage and promote the recovery of recyclable materials’ sustainably, collaborating with the public and private sectors throughout the entire country.

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Asociación Gremial de Industriales del Plástico (Plastic Industry Trade Association) that represents different companies in the plastic value chain, strongly promoting the application of Circular Economy.

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Asociación Gremial de Industriales Químicos de Chile (Chilean Chemical Industry Association) the only association in Chile that groups companies of the chemical industry.

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Compañía que opera los canales y grupos de televisión tales como CNN, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Chilevisión, entre otros.

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A corporation that operates television channels and groups such as CNN, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Chilevisión, among others.

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A corporation that operates television channels and groups such as CNN, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Chilevisión, among others.

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A multi-brand beverage company.

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Centro de Envases y Embalajes de Chile (Chilean Container and Packaging Center), a corporation that seeks solutions for technical problems in the sector.

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A trade association of companies that aims to protect its members’ interests.

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An open innovation platform for packaging.

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A multi-branded beverage company.

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A company that manufactures rigid plastic containers.

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A plastic recycling company that promotes circular economy through innovation in plastic.

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A Chilean government agency in charge of supporting entrepreneurship, innovation and competitiveness in the country.

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A company that promotes circular economy by selling cleaning products using a refill model.

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A company specialized in business consultancy and training professionals in eco-design.

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Envases del Pacífico (Pacific Containers) a company that manufactures flexible plastic containers.

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A company that manufactures plastic containers.

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A public-private organization whose purpose is to stimulate Chilean transformation towards its sustainable development.

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A foundation that promotes responsible plastic production and consumption.

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A Chilean non-profit foundation that seeks to recycle plastic waste in order to transform it into a new raw material with high social value.

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Mass show production company.

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Shopping mall chain in Latin America.

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The Chilean Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism.

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The Chilean Ministry of the Environment.

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Asociación Metropolitana de Municipalidades de Santiago Sur (Metropolitan Association of Municipalities of Southern Santiago) for Environmental and Waste Management.

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A multi-brand food products and dairy beverage company.

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A publishing project that promotes circular economy and sustainable business development.

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Shopping mall chain in Latin America.

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An association of universities and professionals, devoted to the promotion of sustainability among the academic community.

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A stakeholder that seeks to manage domestic and non-domestic waste for the operation of the EPR Law.

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A company that operates in retail, focusing on the market of home improvement stores.

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The Chilean Manufacturers’ Association, promoting Chile’s manufacturing industry.

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A dairy food products and beverages company.

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Movimiento Nacional de Recicladores de Chile (The Chilean National Movement of Recyclers) advocates for Integrated Management of Solid Waste, which prioritizes the minimization of garbage and the entrepreneurship, leadership and inclusion of grassroots recyclers in the recycling value chain.

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A company that seeks to bring financial sustainability and development to the recycling sector in Chile and throughout Latin America.

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A multi-brand company focused on food, personal care and cleaning products.

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A conservation organization that seeks to contribute to the fulfilment of the organizations’ global goals and conservation interests and priorities in the country through its work.

Plastic Life Cycle

Meet the actors in the value chain and relevant agents that make up the plastic ecosystem in Chile.

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Packaged

Goods Brands

Companies that place packaged products on the market.

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Retail

& Services

Companies that allow large-scale sales of products and services.

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Consumers

Organizations that represent and educate the public.

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Managers

and Municipalities

Organizations that coordinate and implement the management of waste.

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Recyclers

Companies that recycle materials, including plastics.

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Plastic

Manufacturers

Companies that manufacture plastics or plastic packaging.

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Government

Regulators

Stakeholders that enable different actions throughout the cycle.

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Tech Alliances

& Know How

Institutions with technological and academic knowledge.

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News

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Circular Economy | Open Innovation | 30 Jan, 2020

40 Entities Seek to Preempt the EPR Law Through the Chilean Plastics Pact

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Circular Economy | Open Innovation | 26 Nov, 2019

Alliance with the UK speeds up Chile’s progress towards a circular economy for plastics

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Circular Economy | Open Innovation | 03 Jul, 2019

The Ministry of the Environment Announces Concrete Commitment from Various Companies to Reduce the Impact of Plastics

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Opinion column | Circular Economy | Open Innovation | 09 May, 2019

Opinion Column: The Chilean Plastics Pact

Initiative
Reuse | 29 Apr, 2020

Single Returnable Coca-Cola Bottle: More Convenient and Sustainable

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Ecodesign | Recycling | 29 Apr, 2020

Sodimac and Its Commitment With the Environment

Initiative
Reuse | 29 Apr, 2020

EcoCarga: The recharge that seeks reducing the plastic footprint and educating the consumer

Initiative
Reuse | 29 Apr, 2020

Revalora: Plastic as Resource, Not Waste

Initiative
Recycling | 29 Apr, 2020

Potenciando la sensibilización y acción de los consumidores en relación al uso y reciclaje del plástico – ENG

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Circular Economy | Recycling | 29 Apr, 2020

Comberplast: Promoting the Circular Economy of Plastics