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Addressing plastic waste through responsible business conduct

DDRESSING PLASTIC WASTE THROUGH RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS CONDUCT: SHIFTING TOWARDS CIRCULARITY IN SOUTHEAST ASIA.

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    When Mar 16, 2022
    from 03:00 AM to 05:00 AM
    Where Online
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    16 March 2022
    (10-12am CET / 4-6pm Indochina Time/Bangkok)
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    Microplastics are now ubiquitous in the natural environment, and plastic waste and pollution are threatening ecosystems and livelihoods across Southeast Asia. Asia is both a hotspot for plastic pollution as well as a range of innovative measures designed to curb plastic pollution. Businesses are increasingly finding innovative ways to reduce plastic waste and transition to a more resource-efficient and circular economy.

    Systemic approaches to achieving sustainable value chains will contribute to building more prosperous, resilient and inclusive economies and societies. An equitable transition that provides opportunities for decent work will not happen automatically, however, targeted interventions and collective responses by the private sector are required. Market assessments of plastics circularity, waste, and pollution are needed to eliminate unnecessary single-use plastics, increase collection and recyclability, and promote innovation.

    Through this webinar, UNEP, the ILO, and OECD will explore how businesses can address plastic waste through responsible business conduct and Extended Producer Responsibilities (EPR) in Southeast Asia. Participants will showcase innovative business practices for plastic circularity and highlight actions being taken to help businesses, governments, and communities to shift away from business as usual to a more inclusive, sustainable, and resource-efficient economy.

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