The Circulate Initiative
The Circulate Initiative flags supply chain insecurities in Asia's plastic waste management
Author: Radhika Sikaria
The Circulate Initiative has published a report mapping the plastic recycling supply chain and infrastructure in four Asian countries - India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam - to better understand localized plastic waste management systems and identify where interventions can be made.
The report highlights that several conditions must be met for local supply chains in all four countries to be more effective, including demand for recyclates, regulatory and policy framework, transparent pricing for equitable distribution of value and efficient handling of the supply chain for social and environmental sustainability.