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On 1 June, we kicked off the first session on ‘Rethinking Plastics - How international collaboration supports circular economy solutions for single-use plastics’. Find here the presentations and recording! 

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Successfull kick-off of the Wasteless Wednesdays series on "Rethinking Plastics - How international collaboration supports circular economy solutions for single-use plastics".

The ‘Wasteless Wednesdays’ webinar series includes five sessions to enhance regional exchange and share the expertise generated throughout the three years of the “Rethinking Plastics” project implementation with a specific focus on the pilot projects. In the first round, four pilot projects with focus on single-use plastics prevention presented their work to pilot alternative packaging solutions and behaviour change approaches: 

  • Wala Usik: local circular economy to reduce waste, Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation (PRRCFI), Philippines
  • Reducing single-use plastic bags and packaging in supermarkets in Ha Noi, Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment (ISPONRE), Vietnam
  • Less plastics in Phuket: reduction and better plastic waste management in households and businesses, Phuket Environmental Foundation, Thailand
  • Single-use plastic free schools in East Java and Lombok, Make Oceans Plastic Free, Indonesia

The speakers exchanged about their different solution approaches and discussed aspects such as the sustainability, the upscaling of their projects and the importance of collaboration between different stakeholder groups. At the end, the session was nicely summarised by IVL – Swedish Environmental Research Institute, highlighting the 1) need to test change models, 2) the importance of involving stakeholders along the value chain, 3) exchange and learning from each other and 4) thinking globally and cooperate internationally.

To learn more, please find the presentations below and watch the recording. 

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