It was no surprise that tackling marine litter took center stage at the recent Our Oceans Conference (OOC) in Bali. More than 250 organizations signed the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment and United States-based Circulate Capital announced US$90 million in funding from multinational brands, which are all members of Food Industry Asia and three of them founding members of Packaging and Recycling Association for Indonesia Sustainable Environment (PRAISE), to combat ocean plastic.
Throughout 2018, the issue of plastic waste finding its way into the world’s oceans has led to public outcry and has resulted in policy interventions around the world. Currently, more than half of plastic leakage into the ocean occurs in Asia, driven by rising urbanization and inadequate collection facilities.
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