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Time for a Circular Economy

2020 has highlighted the magnitude of impact that events such as forest fires and the covid -19 pandemic can have on humanity globally. Could this be the catalyst that spurs further growth in circular economy?

Closing the Plastic Loop

Southeast Asia’s fast growing cities contribute 60% of plastic waste leakage into the environment making it the world’s most “polluting region”. To resolve this, UN launched a project that will help ASEAN cities plan and manage their plastic waste using circular economy principles. The pilot cities are Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Surabaya, Indonesia; Nakhon Si Thammarat, …

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Greenovation in Thailand

Bangchak, a greenovative energy company promotes the circular economy concept by recycling plastic bottles and converting them to useful items.

Covid-19 and the Circular Economy

One unexpected consequence of the covid-19 pandemic has been the acceleration of  circular economy practices. A number of businesses have been applying innovative circular-economy principles to address supply shortages but as a result, have significantly reduced waste. For example, some protective medical equipment producers are using machines developed by Precious Plastic, an open-source hardware plastic recycling initiative, to turn …

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How can Indonesia adopt a Circular Economy Model?

Climate change continues to be a threat for global sustainability. Indonesia as part of the international community is doing its part by gradually transitioning to a comprehensive circular economy. The benefits being reaped by countries like Japan, who have adopted this framework, has prompted the Indonesian government to introduce it. A collaboration between the government …

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Adopting a Circular Economy Model can Lead Businesses to Growth

Climate change is predicted to have a significant impact on major cities in the ASEAN region. Two of the cities that are rated “extreme risk” in terms of financial risk due to climate change are Jakarta in Indonesia and Manila in the Philippines. ASEAN governments are seeking to address these problems by supporting sustainability efforts across industries. A circular economy is a model that businesses …

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