Non-public Sector Methods to Put into effect Plastic Circularity

A a hit webinar hosted by way of ERIA’s Regional Wisdom Centre for Marine Plastic Particles, supported by way of the Nationwide Surroundings Company Singapore and the GIZ 3RproMar partnership program, make clear Singapore’s personal sector methods for selling plastic circularity. This a hit seminar is a testomony of the continuing collaboration between RKC-MPD and NEA, and personal sectors in tackling the complicated problem of marine plastic particles.

19 April 2024: A a hit webinar hosted by way of ERIA’s Regional Wisdom Centre for Marine Plastic Particles, in collaboration with the Nationwide Surroundings Company (NEA) Singapore and the GIZ 3RproMar partnership program, supported by way of the Singapore Surroundings Counsil (SEC) make clear Singapore’s personal sector methods for selling plastic circularity. The development, titled ‘Non-public Sector Tasks to Cut back Marine Plastics: Towards Plastic Circularity: Excellent Practices from Singapore,’ introduced in combination practitioners from throughout the private and non-private sectors, in addition to civil society to talk about cutting edge answers and easiest practices in tackling plastic air pollution. Greater than 100 other people from ASEAN area and past watched the development and took part within the Q&A consultation. 

Director of the Regional Wisdom Centre, Mr Reo Kawamura, opened the seminar highlighting the rising significance of Prolonged Manufacturer Accountability (EPR) in plastic circularity and the the most important position of the non-public sector. “As discussions round EPR accentuate, it has grow to be obtrusive that EPR isn’t a one-size-fits-all blanket coverage appropriate to ASEAN international locations with other socio-economic materials. Its creation and adoption subsequently require cautious working out of its essential pre-conditions. In this observe, the Regional Wisdom Centre for Marine Plastic Particles of ERIA is excited to supply helpful knowledge, expectantly conducive to significant EPR program construction for plastics within the area.’ 

Mr Santhosh Manivannan, Director, Coverage Department, Nationwide Surroundings Company (NEA) Singapore, defined Singapore’s technique for a round economic system in his opening remarks. The tactic specializes in a three-pronged manner: coverage route via a zero-waste masterplan, tasks like necessary packaging information reporting and EPR, and selling behavioral exchange with nudges like plastic bag fees. Mr Manivannan additional emphasised the significance of regional collaboration in Southeast Asia to create a bigger round economic system marketplace, percentage experience, and reach accountable waste control, in the end fostering a transition against a round economic system and new inexperienced financial expansion. 

Mr Michikazu Kojima, Senior Analysis Fellow on Environmental Problems with ERIA, shared the new EPR motion within the ASEAN area, exploring each demanding situations and alternatives. The webinar highlighted efforts undertaken by way of the Singaporean personal sector and civil society in making improvements to the plastic circularity. Semula Pte Ltd, a dynamic environmental start-up shared their trade of changing end-of-life plastics into recycled merchandise, effectively combating them from going to landfills. Pacific Global Strains shared distinctive perception on how as a person corporate, but additionally as the delivery and logistics business, they’re striving to scale back plastic waste era. In spite of everything, representing civil society, 0 Waste SG showcased their Deliver Your Personal (BYO) marketing campaign, which is helping affiliated firms to nudge their shoppers to scale back using plastic buying groceries luggage. Finally, a consultant from GIZ Indonesia presented the 3RproMar program, a regional program to scale back marine plastic air pollution, and shared easiest practices in EPR from Indonesia. 

This a hit seminar is a testomony of the continuing stakeholder’s engagement spearheaded by way of the Regional Wisdom Centre for Marine Plastic Particles of ERIA in tackling the complicated demanding situations related to marine plastic particles. 

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