Launched at the 78th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 78), the End Plastic Pollution International Collaborative (#EPPIC_Plastics) is a $14.5 million USD, multiyear public-private partnership, hosted by IUCN with partners The Aspen Institute, The Ocean Foundation, and Searious Business, and generously supported by the U.S. Department of State.

By bringing together a diverse set of stakeholders to complement actions taken by national governments, and offering innovative solutions to advance plastic circularity to achieve an ambitious, comprehensive, and inclusive agreement by 2024, EPPIC aims to galvanize global action, building momentum during the ongoing negotiations for an international, legally binding instrument to beat plastic pollution.