Heinrich Böll Stiftung Hong Kong, Break Free from Plastic Asia Pacific and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) will be launching the new publication Plastic Atlas Asia Edition: Facts and Figures about the World of Synthetic Polymers.
On 22 April 2021, contributing to the Earth Day 2021, IGES will present a webinar dedicated to assisting policymakers and practitioners in developing countries with safe closure and rehabilitation of municipal solid waste dumpsites. This is based on guidelines developed by the Ministry of Environment, Sri Lanka with support from the IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (CCET).
Webinar on ‘Enhancing Circular Economy Perspectives in Plastic Waste Management - Strategies for Indian Cities’
Date/Time 25th March, 2021, 11:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M in Indian time (15:00 - 17:00 PM in Japan time)
IGES and CCET are going to co-organise the side event of the Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2021.
CCET was introduced in the newsletter by UN HABITAT's Waste Wise cities as one of the affiliates.
The webinar on Mechanical-Biological Treatment will be held on 17 February 2021, 13:00 – 14:30 (JST)
For more information: https://www.iges.or.jp/en/events/20210217
“Ecology Note: Towards a Green, Clean and Beautiful Bhutan” was officially launched by the National Environment Commission (NEC), Bhutan on 14th October 2020.
CCET webinar on composting will be held on 20 November 2020, 12:00 – 13:30 (JST)
For more information: https://www.iges.or.jp/en/events/20201120
Start up a new project: Closing the Loop -Scaling up Innovation to Tackle Marine Plastic Pollution in ASEAN cities-
“Of 7.8 billion ton of plastic produced globally since 1950, 6.3 billion ton has become waste, of which only 9 % has been recycled and 79% has been littered to the environment including ocean. (Geyer et al. 2017)”
“In a business-as-usual scenario, the ocean is expected to contain 1 ton of plastic for every 3 tons of fish by 2025, and by 2050, more plastics than fish (by weight). (The World Economic Forum and Ellen MacArthur Foundation, 2016)”