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Will cost-effective compost rejuvenate African agriculture
Will compost turn out to be the magic mineral for African agriculture?
Will emerging countries dominate the pool of global megacities in futu...
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Will the tech sector create new employment opportunities for persons w...
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Will Africa become the latest global aviation hot-spot
Will Africa become the latest global aviation hot-spot?
Will air taxis become the latest urban transport innovation_
Will air taxis become the latest urban transport innovation?

Asia: The world’s biggest plastic polluter

About 8 million tons of plastic each year is leaked into our oceans. Asia is responsible for 80% of this, due to uneven collection infrastructure and lack of stringent regulations.

To deal with this issue, the new ‘plastics economy’ could transform the way we deal with plastic waste. The model is the mastermind of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the World Economic Forum and Mckinsey & Company, released in a report in January 2016.

This model restructures product design and manufacturing to ensure the recycling of materials. This further extends the shelf life of products through refurbishment and repair, improving circularity and functionality of plastic packaging.

For instance, British retail giant Marks & Spencer uses its packaging crates 300 times on average before recycling them.

Will recycling plastics make a dent on global pollution?


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