About CAPP

A new global program from Ocean Recovery Alliance

Our Story Starts with Ocean Recovery Alliance’s Published UN Environment (UNEP)-funded Report

Creating High-Impact Actions to Reduce Marine Litterwas a result of global stakeholders (nations, local governments, NGOs, industry, and civil society) being confronted with the challenges of plastic pollution, with not yet enough being done across communities to reduce its impacts.  Even though a wide range of current Voluntary Commitments have been initiated, the study was meant to be a ”Wake-up Call” to all of use in order to improve the value and impact of the collective commitments being made.   The unique scorecard and toolkit we created by evaluating over 580 global commitments paves the way for stakeholders to make “Voluntary Commitments 2.0,” which bring more positive impacts to the communities they are meant to serve.  The Collaborative Action on Plastic Pollution (CAPP), has now been established as a new global program under Ocean Recovery Alliance, helping to incubate and facilitate plastic pollution programs around the world

OUR MISSION

CAPP is in the business of taking a great project, and then providing the infrastructure to empower the world’s stakeholders to adapt, replicate and scale that good project in many other places. This model will be repeated with new stakeholders, programs and regions as CAPP’s facilitation expands. 

Our Name Change

Originally founded in 2020 as the Commitments Accelerator for Plastic Pollution, CAPP revised its acronym in July 2021 to Collaborative Action on Plastic Pollution. Our new name highlights the importance of working together with a strong network of stakeholders while implementing proven programs that provide sustainable solutions for reducing and eliminating plastic pollution.