Better Managing Plastic Waste Could Combat Marine Pollution and Unlock Billions of Dollars for a Circular Economy: Southeast Asia

Year of Publication

2021

The studies present the size and scale of each country’s plastics production and recycling industry, focusing on four key recyclable resins.

Source:

World Bank

Author(s):

Geography:

Southeast Asia

Type:

Strategy, Primary Data

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem

Impact theme(s):

Capital Flows

The studies present the size and scale of each country’s plastics production and recycling industry, focusing on four key recyclable resins. The researchers consulted with resin manufacturers, brand owners, converters, aggregators, and recyclers across the plastic value chain to compile and develop baseline data for each targeted resin. They also undertook analyses to quantify the untapped market potential for each resin and identified the pressures that contribute to material value loss in each country.