How can product designers help in reducing plastics waste, in a world where less than 15% of all plastic ever produced gets recycled today? This was the question at the heart of the Plasticity Forum, held on 21 September as part of the London Design Festival. The goal was to help bring the design community into the big discussion on the future of plastic sustainability, giving designers the tools and know-how to become part of the solution in reducing plastics waste. The discussion has also been taking place in cities such as Rio, New York and Hong Kong.
Designers are one of the missing links to solving some of the complex solutions related to materials, designing for recycling, and societal process flow in terms of resource recovery. Those who know the issues will be better able to drive expansion of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that the brands and clients they work for should be striving to meet.
By Plasticity Forum- Published on November 26, 2020 by Ocean Recovery Alliance
In November 2020, United Nations Environment (UNEP's) regional S. E Asia headquarters, Bangkok, hosted its second annual Sea of Solutions conference, this year held virtually, and with the co-host country, Vietnam. We were happy to be part of this event again, via our Plasticity Forum, as a side event talking about the importance of measurement and commitments. included in our conversation was Mr. Joshua Wycliffe, Permanent Secretary, Ministry Waterways and the Environment, Fiji, and Mr. Alok Pandy, Senior Program Manager at Solidaridad Asia.Learn More »
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.Learn More »
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).Learn More »
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.Learn More »