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Restrict the co-opting of plastic waste imports “repackaged” as feedstock


This brief outlines the case against the use of plastic wastes as "alternative" fuels to be burned for energy which was sent to the Malaysian Department of Environment and Department of National Solid Waste Management on 2 June 2022.

Lead Organization: Malaysia Stop Waste Trade Coalition

Author: Farhan Nasa and Mageswari Sangaralingam

Published on: June 2022

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Plastic Sachet: Small Packets with Huge Environmental Destruction


People become concerned about the fatal crisis of plastics due to their detrimental effects on the environment as well as human health. Although plastic sachet products are considered one of the fuels for the existing plastic pollution, no previous study is found about the use and impacts of these small sealed packets from the perspective of Bangladesh.

Lead Organization: Environment and Social Development Organization - ESDO

Author:

Published on: July 2022

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Trashed – a briefing paper on plastic waste trade in Asia Pacific


In the wake of UNEA 5.2, as global leaders work towards an international legally binding agreement to end plastic pollution, the issue of plastic waste trade is largely ignored. This briefing paper tackles the elephant in the room, with a focus on issues in Asia Pacific, to make a case for issuing stringent controls to protect weaker economies from plastic waste trade from developing countries.

Lead Organization: Break Free From Plastic

Author: Pui Yi WONG

Published on: June 2022

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Bioplastics


The global Plastics Treaty must focus on plastic reduction and reuse, instead of substituting a plastic single-use item for a bio-based, biodegradable, or compostable one.

Lead Organization: Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives

Author:

Published on: February 2022

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Extended Producer Responsibility


Extended producer responsibility (EPR) policies seek to improve the environmental and social performance of products by holding producers and brand owners accountable for the entire lifecycle of their products. The global plastics treaty must embed well-designed EPR policies in it, guiding producers to prioritize upstream solutions.

Lead Organization: Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives

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Published on: February 2022

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Zero Waste Finance


A transition from a plastic-reliant economy toward a circular zero waste economy requires effective mobilization and allocation of financial resources. Public and private finance have distinct and intersecting roles to play in supporting and scaling up innovations for waste prevention, redesign, alternative delivery and reuse systems as well as improving existing waste collection and recycling systems.

Lead Organization: Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives

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Published on: February 2022

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