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A round up of news from around South-east Asia, focussing on initiatives from governments, private sector and civil society towards cleaner seas, less plastic wasted and a more circular economy.


Catalyzing Behavioural Change toward Single-Use Plastics in the South-East Asia Bangkok, 22 April 2022 The 100 Days to #BeatPlasticPollution campaign has set a benchmark with its creative work and successful outreach plan. It has

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Bridging the Policy Gap on Marine Plastic Litter through Data and Research Enhancement in South-East Asia

2022-04-22

Bridging the Policy Gap on Marine Plastic Litter through Data and Research Enhancement in South-East Asia Bangkok, 22 April 2022 A regional virtual consultation was held on 20 April 2022 with participating countries of the Co

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Building Foundation for a Robust National Litter Monitoring Programme in the South-East Asia

2022-04-14

A virtual consultation with SEA circular target countries was held on 4 April, 2022 to strengthen marine litter monitoring efforts in line with Regional Guidance on Harmonized National Marine Litter Monitoring Programmes adopted b

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Regional Guidance on Harmonized National Marine Litter Monitoring Programmes

2022-03-21

Pollution of the world’s oceans by plastic and other anthropogenic solid waste is a transboundary problem. Plastic production, and the consequent loss of plastic solid waste to the environment is growing through time, which is r

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Ending Plastic Pollution Using 10 Acceleration Solutions

2022-03-09

The SEA of Solutions (SOS) 2021 event closed with 10 acceleration solutions through in-depth and constructive dialogues, which set the benchmark for stepping up collective actions to end plastic pollution. These solutions were ide

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Thai Plastic Footprint Reduction Project identifies changes for reducing marine plastic pollution

2021-09-21

Thai Plastic Footprint Reduction Project identifies changes for reducing marine plastic pollution Bangkok, 15 September 2021 The Solid Waste Management Association of Thailand (SWAT) organized an online Roundtable Workshop for the

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Turning the tide on ocean plastic

2021-05-09

Seven Clean Seas was started in 2018 by social entrepreneurs Tom Peacock-Nazil and his wife Pamela Correia, who realized there was a huge opportunity to educate and engage companies to be...

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Waste as an opportunity

2021-05-09

People in Singapore can now join in the global effort to end plastic waste through a new programme launched in April. Clean4Change is a 150-day programme geared to...

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Despite consensus, plastic continues to pile up

2021-05-09

Plastic pollution is never far away in South-East Asia. It’s in the streets, the rivers, the forests, the beaches and almost anywhere else you care to look...

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The Solid Waste Management Association (Thailand) – SWAT – launched their Plastic Footprint Reduction Project by signing a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) with...

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Viet Nam becoming a growing force in tackling transboundary marine litter and plastic pollution

2021-04-14

Viet Nam is pushing to become a regional pioneer in transboundary marine litter and plastic pollution reduction according to a recent online conference...

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Sustaining the response to plastic pollution and marine litter

2021-04-14

Among the many adverse consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic is the sudden surge in the volume of plastic waste, particularly for products used for personal protection...

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Responsible business practices, human rights and plastic pollution

2021-04-14

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) hosted a webinar training session on responsible business practices that align with...

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Together progressing towards less plastic wasted

2021-04-01

The SEA of Solutions 2020 hybrid partnership event – over three days from 24-26 November – hosted by UN Ambassadors Nadya Hutagalung and Antoinette Taus, and featuring...

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Greater Good Grants

2020-11-06

Banyan Tree Global Foundation has announced a call for proposals, deadline 31st December midnight Singapore Time, for projects up to US $10000 of a 1 year duration. The foundation is welcoming applications for social, environmenta

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Plastic Waste Photo Contest

2020-09-09

Overview Overview The Plastic Waste Partnership: photography contest Plastic waste – A Global Problem The pollution of our marine and terrestrial environment by plastic waste is one of the most pressing global environmental chal

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COBSEA and National University of Singapore launch database of marine litter research from 13 Asian countries

2020-08-05

COBSEA and National University of Singapore launch database of marine litter research from 13 Asian countries   Bangkok, 5 August 2020 – With plastic pollution a major priority for governments across Asia, scientists have been

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SEI survey: Transition to circular economy for private enterprises

2020-06-29

29 June 2020, Bangkok, Thailand: Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) are conducting a survey for a project on transition to circular economy for private enterprises in South-East Asia. This survey will increase understanding of

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UNEP and FIA have released a regional survey of consumers and food and beverage businesses across South-East Asia that shows a significant disconnect between expectation and action on reducing plastic waste.

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World Oceans Day 2020: Innovation for a sustainable ocean

2020-06-08

8 June 2020, Bangkok, Thailand: World Oceans Day 2020 is focusing on ‘Innovation for a sustainable ocean’. SEA circular joins this global movement today, looking at how data, technology,  market-driven solutions, and

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