plastic waste

The Growing Concern Around Microplastics

The Growing Concern Around Microplastics

All types of sea creatures are ingesting microplastics, and as they move up the food chain, these plastics will inevitably end up in the human gut.

The Plastic Tide

The Plastic Tide

If nothing is done, it is estimated that plastic waste will rise to 80 million metric tonnes a year by 2025.

What Can You Do About Plastic Waste?

What Can You Do About Plastic Waste?

Unless we tackle the source of this plastic ’smog’, it is predicted that by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish by weight in our oceans.

Why Plastic A Serious and Complicated Problem

Why Plastic A Serious and Complicated Problem

Recycling polyolefins is also not as straightforward as one would like owing to collection and cleaning issues.

Plastic Waste: Direct and Deadly Effect on Wildlife

Plastic Waste: Direct and Deadly Effect on Wildlife

Billions of pounds of plastic can be found in swirling convergences that make up about 40 percent of the world's ocean surfaces. At current rates plastic is expected to outweigh all the fish in the sea by 2050.

Plastic: It Pollutes Everything

Plastic: It Pollutes Everything

There is too much plastic in the system. Half of all plastic ever produced was made in the last 13 years.

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.

Annual Impact of Energy System by 2050

Annual Impact of Energy System by 2050

Access to energy is a key pillar for human wellbeing, economic development and poverty alleviation. Ensuring everyone has sufficient access is an ongoing and pressing challenge for global development. However, our energy systems also have important environmental impacts.

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.