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Municipal Solid Waste in Asia

Municipal Solid Waste in Asia

Supporting countries to make critical solid waste management policy and planning decisions is key, but finance and implementation constraints at the local level still pose some of the biggest barriers to successful systems.

Waste Exports Post China's Waste Import Ban

Waste Exports Post China's Waste Import Ban

Until 2017, China took 51% of all plastic waste traded globally. When China shut its ports to plastic scrap imports, exporting nations soon began looking for new countries to absorb the orphaned waste. Southeast Asia is the most impacted region.

Waste in Asia

Waste in Asia

In a region known for takeaway street food culture and single-use plastic, Southeast Asia’s limited waste management services and infrastructure contributes to mismanagement of more than 75 percent of plastic waste according to the UN Environment Programme.

Annual CO2 Emissions from Plastic Could Grow to More Than 2.75 Billion Tonnes by 2050

Annual CO2 Emissions from Plastic Could Grow to More Than 2.75 Billion Tonnes by 2050

here's more to a plastic water bottle than meets the eye. Knowing its environmental impact just might make a person think twice about grabbing bottled water from the grocery store shelf.

Plastic: What's Next?

Plastic: What's Next?

As one Asian country after another shuts the door on scrap exports, it is becoming increasingly clear that business as usual will not solve the plastic pollution challenge.

Transforming the Global Plastic Packaging Market

Transforming the Global Plastic Packaging Market

Besides its widespread versatility, the waste plastic creates is wreaking havoc on the environment at an alarming rate. The situation is already dire, but there are remedies available to not only solve, but also entirely reverse the devastation plastic propagates on the world.

Top Plastic Importers 2018

Top Plastic Importers 2018

After being the world’s dumping ground for decades, China enacted a new policy, dubbed “National Sword”, to ban foreign recyclables. The ban, which includes plastics, has left the world scrambling to find other outlets for its waste.

Top Plastic Exporters 2018

Top Plastic Exporters 2018

Slowly but surely, the global waste trade that kept a low profile for years is entering the public eye. Plastic waste, which is still imported by some countries for use by recycling companies, has been making headlines recently after China decided to prohibit its import amid environmental concerns.

Quick Guide to Reducing Food Waste

Quick Guide to Reducing Food Waste

We live in a world wrapped in plastic. From the whale that recently washed up in the Philippines with nearly 90 pounds of plastic bags in its stomach to reports that plastic has reached the darkest, deepest reaches of the ocean to the tiny fibers accumulating in the fish we eat and even our bodies, plastics just keep piling up.

Plastic Impact On Human Health Is Yet Unclear

Plastic Impact On Human Health Is Yet Unclear

Low-cost, lightweight and resistant, plastic has benefits we can not deny. But, unfortunately, we now see the consequences of our intense use, little recycling and leak into nature, where it negatively impacts rivers, oceans, wildlife and humans.