Closing the Loop: Innovative partnerships with informal workers to recover plastic waste, in an inclusive circular economy approach - Sai Mai District, Bangkok Case Study

Year of Publication

2019

This case study provides detailed insight into Bangkok's plastic waste value chain and the related actors.

Source:

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

Author(s):

Oliver Johnson

Nguyen Trang

Geography:

Thailand

Type:

Case Study

Purpose of Measurement:

Solution Sets and Impact Potential

Impact theme(s):

Livelihoods, Policy, Capital Flows

This case study provides detailed insight into Bangkok's plastic waste value chain and the related actors.

The study analyzes the impact and links between the formal and informal actors in plastic waste management. Findings from the case study are used to highlight the main challenges and solutions around plastic waste, namely the lack of recognition of the informal sector, limited waste separation at source, the lack of technical capacity/financial incentives to recycle, and a lack of data.