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What Happens to NZ’s Plastic Exports? Stories from Receiving Countries

by admin | July 1, 2020

Following China’s National Sword Programme, most of Aotearoa New Zealand’s (NZ) post-consumer plastics now go to Indonesia and Malaysia.

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Shifting the Narrative in Asia Pacific

by Satyarupa Shekhar, Asia Pacific Coordinator, #breakfreefromplastic | January 15, 2021

It is quite frequently that we come across articles and papers that declare the Asia Pacific region as the biggest contributor to ocean plastic. Labelling these countries as polluters is both facetious and inaccurate. For decades, Global North businesses have used plastic in their products, packaging, and delivery despite knowing that no feasible and viable ways to collect and process the material post-consumer use exist.

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