Next Wave Plastics




Partnership Type



NextWave Plastics is a consortium of global companies working collaboratively to keep plastics out of the ocean and in our economy. In 2017, Dell partnered with Lonely Whale to launch the initiative and unite companies across the globe. Together, NextWave member companies are creating the first global network of ocean-bound plastics supply chains, permanently “locking up” materials in their products and packing and inspiring employees, customers and stakeholders to join them in becoming part of the solution. Current members include Bureo, Dell, General Motors, Herman Miller, Humanscale, Interface and Trek Bicycle with new members being announced in fall 2018. Learn more here.


Dell, Interface, Herman Miller, Humanscale, General Motors, Bureo, Van de Sant, Trek Bicycles, New Materials Institute, The 5 Gyres Institute, The Story of Stuff, GAIA, governments of Chile, Indonesia, Denmark, Cameroon and Malaysia.

Partnership Community of Learning

Koinpack's Reuse Revolution
Closing the Loop on Textile Waste
Rumah Bambu Lestari
Plastics in Circles - Recycle 2 Value
Circular Waste Centers
Greening Cement
Plastics in Circles - Smart Waste Collective
Refill Revolution