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Celebrating Zero Waste in Asia Pacific

by Janssen Calvelo, Southeast Asia Network Organizer, #breakfreefromplastic | March 10, 2021

As governments plan for the post-pandemic transition, the need to build more sustainable local economies, strengthen public health, and use resources efficiently is necessary now more than ever. Overwhelming evidence of the throwaway culture has shown that we must reevaluate how we handle our waste management systems, especially during such times of global upheaval where ordinary environmental health efforts cannot address the demands of the current situation.

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Zero Waste Cities of Southeast Asia

by Janssen Calvelo, Southeast Asia Network Organizer, #breakfreefromplastic | February 11, 2021

Polluted beaches, plastic-clogged rivers, and marine animals washed up on shore with plastics found on their stomachs - these are just some of the pictures depicting the grim reality on the shores of Southeast Asia. Since 2015, Southeast Asia has been considered the world’s worst marine plastic polluter. Five countries (Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, and Malaysia) ranked as part of the top ten countries polluting the oceans and seas with plastics and other wastes.

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Environmental activists: Call for the Indonesian government to tighten up plastic waste importation and its contaminants

by admin | August 29, 2019

Jakarta, 27 August 2019 – In 2017-2018 imports of plastic waste by Indonesian plastic and paper recycling companies increased dramatically, more than 150% compared to previous years. Malaysia, the Philippines, Cambodia, has returned more than 80 containers of mixed plastic waste mainly from the United States, which entered their country. Indonesia must seriously stop importing […]

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