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  • Writer's pictureThe Circulate Initiative

The quiet heroes of the plastic crisis


Author: Toh Ee Ming

In the Global South, there is a growing initiative to support vulnerable informal waste workers embedded within global business value chains. Plastic pollution is a significant problem in Southeast Asia, where the region's rapid economic growth, widespread urbanisation, high reliance on single-use plastics and consumption patterns have resulted in the extensive buildup of plastic waste. The Circulate Initiative, a non-profit, recognised that there was a need for a single, commonly accepted framework and measurement tool for businesses seeking to embed responsible sourcing practices within their supply chains.


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