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Asia could cut emissions by improving plastic waste management: report

Radio Free Asia

Author: Subel Rai Bhandari


Recycling all mismanaged plastic waste in South and Southeast Asia will decrease greenhouse gas emissions by nearly a quarter of a billion metric tons by the end of this decade and help combat climate change impacts, according to a new report. Investing in proper waste management and recycling solutions in Southeast Asia and India could cut emissions by 229 million metric tons by 2030, the equivalent of shutting down 61 coal-fired power plants. If the six countries adopt plastic waste recovery and recycling solutions instead of incineration and waste-to-energy approaches, they could prevent approximately 20 million tonnes of emissions in 2030.


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