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Recycling all mismanaged plastic waste in Malaysia could reduce GHG emissions by nine million tonnes

Asia News Today


New research by The Circulate Initiative has revealed insights into the crucial link between plastic waste management and climate change in Malaysia. The “The Climate Benefits of Plastic Waste Management in India and Southeast Asia” report illustrates the potential of investing in effective plastic waste management and recycling across six regional markets, including Malaysia, to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and combat climate change.


It draws on data from the latest edition of The Circulate Initiative’s Plastic Lifecycle Assessment Calculator for the Environment and Society (PLACES), revealing that recycling all mismanaged plastic waste in Malaysia by 2030 can reduce GHG emissions by nine million tonnes, equivalent to taking over two million cars off the road for a year.


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