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SEA circular launches initiative for businesses and local governments in Malaysia to reduce plastic footprint

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1 March 2020, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: SEA circular is working with businesses, city councils and municipalities in Malaysia, to reduce their plastic footprint.

A series of workshops is set to launch this month, held in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Selangor. In total, more than 80 businesses and local government departments – and more than 150 participants – will attend the workshops, aimed at supporting plastic pollution reduction in Malaysia.

Businesses will be equipped to measure and assess the baseline of their current plastic usage. This will enable organizations to take vital steps towards plastic pollution reduction, resource recovery and reuse of materials. Businesses will be supported by SEA circular to consider entry points into the circular economy, where they can more efficiently re-use and recover plastic resources available for circulation.

Businesses and local governments will be equipped to engage customers, employees, partners, and others, towards less plastic wasted throughout their operations.

The series of workshops in Malaysia is being organized by SEA circular with the collaboration of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Ocean Recovery Alliance (ORA), Circular Economy Clubs (Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Pataling Jaya), City Councils, State Governments and the Ministry of Environment.

To get involved, contact: SEA-circular@un.org

Kuala Lumpur: Plastics Disclosure Project Training: 23-24 March 2020

Selangor State: Plastics Disclosure Project Training Programme for City Councils and Municipalities: 26 March 2020

Penang State: Plastics Disclosure Project Training Programme for City Councils and Municipalities: 26 March 2020

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