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Plasticity Bangkok at UN's Sea of Solutions Week

By Plasticity Forum

- Published on November 11, 2019 by Ocean Recovery Alliance

Plasticity Bangkok, a one-day intensive business forum focused on solving the problem of plastic pollution says that reincarnation is the key. Reincarnation of plastic, that is. The global forum, which was launched at the Rio+20 Earth Summit, believes that retrieving plastic from the environment and giving it a purposeful second life is central to success. Plasticity’s mantra of success through business innovation has taken the globe-trotting forum to 12 major international cities since Rio in 2020. On November 12th, the Plasticity Forum makes its long-awaited debut in Bangkok.

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Plasticity Bangkok at UN's Sea of Solutions Week
Plasticity Bangkok

By Plasticity Forum

- Published on September 27, 2019 by Euro News

Asia has the trifecta when it comes to plastic pollution – high-levels of concentrated environmental impact; limited infrastructure; and a USD$21.1Bn market for recovered plastic, of which USD$4.2Bn is unmet (1).

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Plasticity Bangkok
From Plastic Waste Trade War to Circular Economy

By Trish Hyde and Doug Woodring

- Published on April 16, 2019 by Urbanet

Underlying the trade in plastic waste is the harsh reality that few countries participate in circular economics, and much of the world lacks the needed processes and infrastructure to create Second Life markets for their own local collection. Ironically, this includes two of the world’s wealthiest cities – Singapore and Hong Kong. While both have virtually 100 per cent collection coverage, limited local processing options means that half of the recyclables go to landfill or incineration, while export markets are sought for the rest, if they are collected, sorted, and recovered properly in the first place, which is not common.

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From Plastic Waste Trade War to Circular Economy
Breakfast at Fiji One

By Amelia Rigsby

- Published on March 20, 2019 by Fiji One

With 8M Tonnes of plastic waste entering oceans each year, causing an estimated USD$13Bn worth of ecosystem damage, action is needed now. While many look to regulation, consumer education, or community action for the answers, one forward-thinking group – Plasticity – is finding practical business solutions that get plastics out of the environment and back into circulation. Plasticity is coming to the South Pacific (Suva, 13 March 2019) - and everyone is invited.

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Breakfast at Fiji One
 

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