Plastic Packaging in Southeast Asia and China

TACKLING THE PLASTIC CRISIS: Preventing waste from entering the ocean through Southeast Asa and China is key to addressing the global plastic emergency.

This briefing looks at the volume of plastic packaging placed on the market in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. As well as showing the scale of the challenge, the report gives an idea of the funds that could be raised if these countries introduced extended producer responsibility (EPR) schemes – under which companies that place plastic packaging on the market cover the costs of its proper management, from collection and sorting to recycling and disposal. Recommendations for companies and policy-makers to address the plastic challenge are also included.

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