A waste issue

Shell is concerned about the global plastic waste issue. In some places, waste management infrastructure and traditional recycling don’t exist, or plastic waste is not managed appropriately. As a result, plastic waste can end up as litter.

Plastics don’t belong in our oceans, rivers or landscapes. They belong in our homes, hospitals, schools and businesses, delivering benefits to hundreds of millions of people around the world every day.

All of society – industry, governments and consumers need to work together to solve this.

We want to play an active role in finding lasting solutions to this challenge.

We are a leading member of the new Alliance To End Plastic Waste. This is an alliance of global companies including chemicals and plastic manufacturers, consumer goods companies and waste management companies, along with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. It has committed $1.5 billion over the next five years to end plastic waste in the environment.