The Intersection of Climate Investing and Circular Plastics in South and Southeast Asia

Year of Publication

2021

To illustrate the interconnection between climate investing and circular plastics, Circulate Capital developed a first-of-its-kind prototype tool in collaboration with A*STAR, Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research, to quantify the environmental benefit of an investment through (1) the prevention of plastic and other waste from leaking into the environment; and (2) the reduction/prevention of greenhouse gas emissions.

Source:

Circulate Capital

Author(s):

Geography:

India, Indonesia

Type:

Data, Solutions

Purpose of Measurement:

Solution Sets and Impact Potential, Understanding the Problem

Impact theme(s):

Climate, Material Flows

To illustrate the interconnection between climate investing and circular plastics, Circulate Capital developed a first-of-its-kind prototype tool in collaboration with A*STAR, Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research, to quantify the environmental benefit of an investment through (1) the prevention of plastic and other waste from leaking into the environment; and (2) the reduction/prevention of greenhouse gas emissions.

This analysis quantifies the relationship between waste management and greenhouse gas emissions in India and Indonesia. A*STAR found that preventing all plastic leakage in India and Indonesia could avoid 150 million tonnes of greenhouse gas by 2030.