Technologies and Solutions to Manage Plastic Waste in Small and Remote Islands: Using the Technology Options for Plastic waste in Island Contexts (TOPIC) Toolbox for Islands in Malaysia
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This article disuccses the Technology Options for Plastic waste in Island Contexts (TOPIC) Toolbox developed to support island decision-makers in identifying technologies and a potential mix of technologies and other solutions to treat plastic waste for their island.
Measurement (System/Market/Tool), Strategy
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Solution Sets and Impact Potential
This article discusses the development of the TOPIC Toolbox, which was created to help decision-makers on islands select appropriate technologies and solutions to manage plastic waste. The toolbox was developed by combining a global assessment of plastic waste management on islands with a review of existing technologies that are suitable for island contexts. The recommendations provided by the TOPIC Toolbox are customized to the unique characteristics of each island, such as population size, amount of solid waste generated, plastic waste content, waste collection rates, seasonal variations due to tourism, and costs associated with waste transport and recycling.