Road to G20: WWF-Indonesia, Delterra and Minderoo Announce Pledge to Scale Towards a More Circular Southern Bali

Environmental nonprofit calls for partnerships and aggressive action to tackle the climate and waste crisis, aspiring to bring recycling and waste management services to 2.5 million people. On November 3rd, 2022, as part of the Road to G20 events under the Indonesian presidency, Delterra, Minderoo Foundation and WWF-Indonesia, through the Plastic Smart Cities Initiative, announced […]

UNEP and SEA Circular Produce Short Film (Plastik)

UN Environment Programme through the SEA circular project, introduces a short film, “(PLASTIK)” – commissioned by MeshMinds and produced by Studio Birthplace, that exhibits the significance of both individual and collective action to combat plastic pollution in the South-East Asian region. The narrative helps the audience view the plastic pollution crisis through the eyes and […]

WWF-Philippines on Plastic

Inadequate solid waste management has been identified as one of the leading causes of marine pollution. It has been estimated that plastic debris from land-based sources makes up to 80% of marine pollution and can be found from shallows down to the deepest parts of the ocean. In the Philippines, there are five target sites for Plastic […]

Rethinking Recycling Academy and Plastic Smart Cities Tackle Waste in Bali

Rethinking Recycling Academy is a capacity-building program launched by, in partnership with the Plastic Smart Cities Initiative, to transform the waste management ecosystem in Ubung Kaja village, Bali, Indonesia. Plastic Smart Cities (PSC) is a WWF initiative that works with cities around the world to keep plastic away from nature. Ubung Kaja is a village […]

WWF-Philippines Partners With Nestlé to Improve Community Waste Management

Supported by Nestlé Philippines and co-created with KALIPI – a for-women entrepreneurship group – as well as other community members, NAKAMOTO is a local waste collection pilot that uses motorcycles and push carts to support barangays that are not serviced by the municipal waste collection service.  NAKAMOTO aims to improve waste segregation for 6 pilot barangays and increase collection capacity in […]

Surat Thani Joins WWF and the WON Project to Reduce Plastics Waste

In November 2020, Surat Thani municipality, WON Project, and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Thailand signed a partnership agreement on a plastic recycling programme in Surat Thani province, Thailand, with the aim of intensifying their actions on the collection of single-use plastic bag and recycling. After signing the partnership, Dr. Arnold Sitompul, Conservation […]

Vietnam Now Counts Three Plastic Smart Cities’ Commitments

The province of Phu Yen in Vietnam joined the Plastic Smart Cities initiative on 18 June 2020, establishing its capital, the City of Tuy Hoa as a pilot area with a plastic reduction goal of 30% by 2025. Phu Yen is located on Vietnam’s south-central coast, characterized by mountains and beaches. On 20 June 2020, […]

A Community-based Approach in Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Phu Quoc, a Vietnamese island off the coast of Cambodia in the Gulf of Thailand, joined WWF’s Plastic Smart Cities initiative in 2019, and is now implementing pilot projects with the goal of reducing plastic pollution by 30% in their pilot areas. One such pilot is in Da Chong, a small village of 1,485 people […]

The City of Yangzhou Joins Plastic Smart Cities in Bid to Protect the Yangtze River

[Yangzhou, China] – Today the City of Yangzhou joined WWF’s Plastic Smart Cities Initiative, pledging to eliminate plastic pollution by 2030, while aligning with WWF’s global “No Plastic In Nature” campaign. The City of Yangzhou joins the City of Sanya as the first two cities in China to join the global initiative, which now counts […]

The City Of Sanya is First Plastic Smart City in China

[Sanya, China] – Today the City of Sanya joined WWF’s Plastic Smart Cities Initiative, pledging to eliminate plastic pollution by 2030, and to fully align with WWF’s global No Plastic In Nature campaign. The City of Sanya joins 20 other Plastic Smart Cities that are now recognized as the world’s leading cities on plastic. “WWF […]