The World Plastics Council (WPC) is an organization comprised of executives from leading companies that produce plastic resin. The WPC provides a platform for member companies to efficiently address common issues, and to have a common voice on issues with global reach. The WPC was first discussed during an industry trade fair in Dusseldorf, Germany in October, 2013, and was officially launched at a subsequent meeting in Dubai, UAE in November, 2014.
The WPC will work to promote the ethic of sustainability and the responsible use of plastics; represent the global plastics industry to other stakeholders; coordinate and unite efforts to achieve practical solutions; and share best practices from across various regions. The WPC does not replace current national or regional plastics associations, and it will focus its attention on issues that are global or at least multi-regional.