The CPAP Brazil Project aims to promote a comprehensive cooperation and support in policy development and seeks to showcase technologies and innovations from Europe to Brazil, by sharing knowledge and developing concrete solutions to promote the reduction of plastic waste in a sustainable way. The project's approach aims to develop actual solutions that allow addressing challenges based on prevention, management and remediation.

The CPAP Brazil Project was born with a strong focus on innovation and pilot testing of transformative solutions to promote and support measures and practices related to circular plastic, with particular attention to the textile, agriculture, use of disposable plastics, PET and advanced equipment for mechanical recycling sectors.

The project promotes technology "showcase" from Europe to Brazil, contributing to the introduction and dissemination of innovative solutions according to a perspective of circularity and minimization and prevention of plastic pollution in the strategic sectors selected by the project and in the prevention area to marine and river pollution.

Institutions interested in information about the project's activities or wishing to propose a Pilot Test to be financed or co-financed by the CPAP Project can contact our team.

To support a transition to a Circular Plastic Economy in the Americas, strengthening European Union’s leading role, and in line with the European Union’s Plastic Strategy.

Overall Projects Objective

To support a transition to sustaianable production and consumptions of plastics in the Americas Region and contribute to significantly reducing marine and riverine litter, supported by European Approaches, policies and business models.


Components, expected outcomes  and outputs

Policy, Dialogue and Cooperation 
Expected Outcome: Basis for policy dialogue and cooperation on circular plastic with the European Union is enhanced in Brazil
Technology and Innovation
Expected Outcome: New solutions and innovations for circular plastic, and sustainable production and consumption of plastic are adopted and
implemented in Brazil
Communication and Visibility
Expected Outcome: Engagement about sustainable consumption and production of plastic and its impact on the environment is increased in partner countries


  • Provision of Technical support and "exchange of experiences" to policy makers in partner countries.

  • Provision of Technical support and "exchange of experiences" to advocacy institutions partner countries.

  • Provision of Technical support to “Green procurement policies”. wareness of public authorities and consumers about sustainable consumption and production of plastic and impacts on the environment is increased.


  • Introduction and dissemination of Innovative Models of circular Geographical space in partner countries.

  • Showcase of new technologies in partner countries.

  • Introduction and dissemination of innovation (especially start-ups/SME) in partner countries. 


  • Technical support to the implementation of Waste hierarchy, Extended producer responsibility and Deposit return schemes for plastic products/waste.


  • Multiple messaging and campaigning on “circular plastic” targeting consumers and institutions.

  • Enhanced EU engagement in Brazil and Colombia supporting a transition to circular plastic.

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