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  • Asia to the world: We don't want your plastic waste ...

    Handling imports and domestically sourced waste material are reportedly two very different channels and it will take time for recyclers to adapt. Another key challenge facing the plastics recycling industry in Asia is lack of conversion capacity in Southeast Asia for recycled material.

  • How to end Asia's plastic waste war - Nikkei Asian Review

    Southeast Asia also needs to invest in its waste and recycling facilities anyway for domestic reasons, given that most of the world's plastics are produced in the region, and an increasing ...

  • 10 Facts About Plastic Waste in Southeast Asia The ...

    Worldwide Production: Worldwide production of plastics reached 381 million tons of plastics in
  • Southeast Asia starts to dump single-use plastics - Nikkei ...

    The Asia-Pacific region accounts for 60% of improperly disposed of plastic waste, or mismanaged waste, according to data from nonprofit research organization Our World in Data.

  • Plastic waste recycling: Western trash flooding Asia

    Jul 22, 2019  Plastic waste flooding Southeast Asia. For many decades, China has been the largest recipient of plastic waste exports from the U.S. and the E.U. The robust synthetic manufacturing sector in China uses plastic scraps for its raw material. Greenpeace noted that China plastic waste import reached a peak of 9 million tonnes in 2012.

  • Southeast Asian communities flooded with plastic waste ...

    Separate analysis by Greenpeace East Asia also finds that the issue of improperly disposed plastic waste is not limited to Southeast Asia, with global exports of plastic waste falling to 50 per cent of 2016 levels in 2018, meaning more plastic waste piling up in exporting nations, which may be then sent on for inappropriate disposal, such as incineration.

  • Tackling Southeast Asia's plastic waste crisis News ...

    The world’s oceans are awash with plastic, and Southeast Asia is a major culprit. In a 2015 report, the non-profit Ocean Conservancy noted that 55 to 60 percent of plastic waste entering the oceans comes from just five countries, including four in the region: China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. The debris kills marine life and breaks down into microparticles that make ...

  • Southeast Asia: Stop Sending Us Mountains of Plastic Waste

    May 05, 2019  Wealthy countries are exporting millions of tons of plastic waste to Southeast Asia, where local recycling systems cannot process all of it.. Greenpeace and the Global Alliance for

  • ASEAN’s poor plastic waste record The ASEAN Post

    Excessive plastic use and inefficient waste collection and recycling have been among Southeast Asia’s biggest environmental problems. A 2017 report by Ocean Conservancy stated that China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam have been dumping more plastic into the ocean than the rest of the world combined.

  • Southeast Asia struggles with trash rejected by China ...

    Indonesia: household waste mingled in. Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest country, imported 35,000 tonnes of plastic waste per month from Germany, Australia and the United State in late-2018 – a sharp increase from 10,000 tonnes monthly in late-2017, according to trade ministry figures.

  • Plastic waste recycling: Western trash flooding Asia

    Jul 22, 2019  Plastic waste flooding Southeast Asia. For many decades, China has been the largest recipient of plastic waste exports from the U.S. and the E.U. The robust synthetic manufacturing sector in China uses plastic scraps for its raw material. Greenpeace noted that China plastic waste import reached a peak of 9 million tonnes in 2012.

  • Southeast Asian communities flooded with plastic waste ...

    Separate analysis by Greenpeace East Asia also finds that the issue of improperly disposed plastic waste is not limited to Southeast Asia, with global exports of plastic waste falling to 50 per cent of 2016 levels in 2018, meaning more plastic waste piling up in exporting nations, which may be then sent on for inappropriate disposal, such as incineration.

  • Can robots help tackle Asia's recycling crisis? - Tech ...

    Jun 15, 2020  Trade body Food Industry Asia also found in its study that improving Southeast Asia’s waste collection systems – rather than banning or taxing plastic consumption which had proven to be ineffective in the region – to be the most effective way to prevent plastic waste from leaking into the ocean, a major issue facing ocean conservation in ...

  • ASEAN’s poor plastic waste record The ASEAN Post

    Excessive plastic use and inefficient waste collection and recycling have been among Southeast Asia’s biggest environmental problems. A 2017 report by Ocean Conservancy stated that China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam have been dumping more plastic into the ocean than the rest of the world combined.

  • Commentary: When did Southeast Asia become a dumping ...

    Jul 16, 2019  HONG KONG: Seventy-five per cent of globally exported waste ends up in Asia. But since July 2017 — when China began to ban imports of plastic waste — Southeast Asia

  • Southeast Asia struggles with trash rejected by China ...

    Indonesia: household waste mingled in. Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest country, imported 35,000 tonnes of plastic waste per month from Germany, Australia and the United State in late-2018 – a sharp increase from 10,000 tonnes monthly in late-2017, according to trade ministry figures.

  • Asia to the world: We don't want your plastic waste ...

    Jun 29, 2018  Handling imports and domestically sourced waste material are reportedly two very different channels and it will take time for recyclers to adapt. Another key challenge facing the plastics recycling industry in Asia is lack of conversion capacity in Southeast Asia for recycled material.

  • Full Circle: Circular Economy of PET bottles in Southeast Asia

    This represents a loss of material value of US$199 million. The informal sector is the backbone of collection for PET bottles, contributing to 97% of all PET that is collected-for-recycling in the nine cities studied – and thus any solutions for Southeast Asia must include the informal sector.

  • Plastics recycling worldwide: current overview and ...

    Plastic is one of the world’s most-used materials. Technically sophisticated, lightweight and cheap, plastics suit a broad spectrum of uses. The problem with plastic lies not in how it is used, which is generally harmless, but in end-of-life management of products made from it. Since 1950, close to half of all plastic has ended up in landfill or dumped in the wild, and only 9% of used ...

  • Turning Cambodia's plastic trash ... - Southeast Asia Globe

    Jun 28, 2019  The waste land. Southeast Asia is racing to follow China's ban on plastic waste imports. ... meaning that it is a material that somewhere in the world there is the technology to reprocess. But at the time of writing only 20% of Cambodia’s waste escapes the pit, and not all of that is recycled – some simply seeps out into rivers, waterways ...

  • Southeast Asian countries restrict imported plastic waste ...

    Jul 15, 2019  After China announced new restrictions on imported plastic waste in 2017, Southeast Asian countries quickly replaced China as the top importers of the potentially recyclable material.. People in these countries are now rejecting the plastic and the pollution that accompanies it.. Australian alternative energy company ResourceCo. uses industrial and commercial waste and turns it into

  • Southeast Asian Plastic Recyclers Hope to Clean up After ...

    Jan 16, 2018  Preliminary data from the BIR, shared with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, showed imports of plastic waste into Southeast Asia are already rising fast. Due partly to a ramp-up in shipments in the final quarter of last year, the BIR estimates that annual imports of plastic scrap into Malaysia jumped to 450,000-500,000 tons in 2017 from 288,000 ...

  • Southeast Asia rejects the world’s plastic waste – ANN

    Feb 25, 2019  Culture and society, Environment, News. Southeast Asia rejects the world’s plastic waste China’s ban on imports of plastic waste, the “National Sword Campaign” which went into effect in January of 2018, upended the global recycling industry.

  • Southeast Asia finds ways to minimize waste during ...

    Southeast Asia finds ways to minimize waste during coronavirus outbreak. As demand for disposable face masks, disinfectant and protective equipment soars, innovative Southeast Asians have come up ...

  • Study finds that plastic recycling from Europe can often ...

    New research from NUI Galway and the University of Limerick has quantified the volume of plastic from European countries (EU, UK, Switzerland and Norway) that contributes to ocean littering from exported recycling.. The study found that 46% of European separated plastic waste is exported outside the country of origin, with large portions being transported thousands of kilometres to countries ...

  • Trash Trade Wars: Southeast Asia’s Problem With the World ...

    How has this affected Southeast Asia? Following China’s ban, exporting countries turned to Southeast Asia to manage their waste. Between 2016 and 2018, regional imports of plastic waste surged ...

  • Commentary: Recycle or reduce waste? Why Southeast Asia’s ...

    Jan 19, 2020  Why Southeast Asia’s ocean plastic pile has no easy answers A great number of reasons are fuelling a great deal of ocean plastic, says Tim Hill. Plastic waste

  • Plastic Waste and Recycling ScienceDirect

    Plastic Waste and Recycling: Environmental Impact, Societal Issues, Prevention, and Solutions begins with an introduction to the different types of plastic materials, their uses, and the concepts of reduce, reuse and recycle before examining plastic types, chemistry and degradation patterns that are organized by non-degradable plastic ...

  • PLASTIC PACKAGING IN SOUTHEAST ASIA AND CHINA ©

    4 wwf plastic packaging in southeast asia and china. 14%. of plastic is recycled globally. 32% . of plastic packaging ends up in nature. 50%. in beach clean-ups around the world, 5 of the top 10 most commonly found items are plastic packaging. 8. of waste in low-income countries is dumped in the environment, compared to. 93% 4%. in high ...

  • Recyclers Cringe as Southeast Asia Says It’s Sick of the ...

    Jun 07, 2019  After China, once the world’s primary dumping ground, abruptly imposed restrictions on “foreign garbage” in late 2017, countries across Southeast Asia began taking in the West’s plastic waste.

  • We can turn plastic waste into fuel ... - Southeast Asia Globe

    Jul 30, 2019  “Countries like the US, Australia, and the UK generate much more plastic waste than countries in Southeast Asia,” explains Arkin. “They have also been exporting their waste abroad for Asian countries to deal with under the guise of ‘recycling’, passing both the burden and the blame for the resulting pollution.”

  • Asia’s plastic problem is choking the world’s oceans. Here ...

    Jul 15, 2020  Governments across Asia are waking up to the devastating ecological and financial costs of polluted rivers and oceans. China, the biggest producer of plastic waste, has begun to tackle the problem. In addition to banning waste imports, it has pledged to reach a 35% recycling

  • Recycling waste in Cambodia - Clean Green Cambodia

    While most of this waste is organic (51.9%), plastic waste (which contributes to around 20.9% of the waste) is on the rise. Some of this plastic trash is currently sent away to recycle, but the percentage of waste that actually gets recycled is unclear, as is the future of recycling in Cambodia.

  • Current plastic and packaging waste ... - FoodNavigator-Asia

    “The top 15 levers account for about 90% of the potential impact. Largest impact levers include Material Recovery Facilities, New landfills, Optimisation of hauler systems, Replacement of hazardous dump sites, Waste exchange programmes, and Increased collection services,” reported the study. Collectively, the four countries studied contribute to 25% of all plastic marine waste.

  • Amid plastic deluge, Southeast Asia refuses Western waste ...

    When China stopped importing plastic waste for recycling at the beginning of 2018, several countries in Southeast Asia, as well as Turkey and India, moved to fill the gap. But without China, the ...

  • ASEAN Urged to Adopt Full Ban on Plastic Waste Imports ...

    Jun 19, 2019  Environmental activists from across Southeast Asia are urging their governments to present a united front ahead of a major summit in Bangkok against a surge of plastic and electronic waste

  • SUEZ supports Thailand in recycling plastic waste

    SUEZ will build a recycling plant that turns plastic waste into circular polymers, in Bang Phli district, near Bangkok. This plant will contribute to Thailand’s ambitious 2030 target to achieve 100% plastic recycling. This new project strengthens SUEZ's presence in Southeast Asia and confirms its position as an expert in plastic recycling worldwide.

  • Recycling industry scrambles to solve our dirty waste ...

    Jan 21, 2018  More than 7 million kilograms of New Zealands plastic waste was shipped to China last year. Hong Kong, a separate import jurisdiction, received 13.5 million kg, and another 19