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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
Plasticity Organizers Chose Malaysia as Event Site

By Recycling Today

- Published on September 3, 2018 by Brian Taylor

In its blog post, the Plasticity organization says label a beverage bottle’s “logistics possible with all the information needed to make a safe and happy customer.” When it comes to recycling labels at the end of a product’s life, the potential to recycle “means thinking carefully about the purpose, its composition and the ability to remove it so that both the label and the plastic it serves can be recovered.” Adds the blog post, “It is early [in] the adventure to make label waste sustainable, but thankfully industry players like Avery Dennison are looking at this issue now.”

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Plasticity Organizers Chose Malaysia as Event Site
90% of Plastic is not Being Recycled

By ABC News

- Published on October 29, 2017 by ABC News - Sydney

ABC Radio with Trish Hyde, Director - Plasticity Sydney, on the opportunities of bringing value added plastic recovery to domestic shores around the world instead of exporting it.

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90% of Plastic is not Being Recycled
 

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