- 40% of the plastics collected for recycling in Europe are exported, mainly to Asian countries, while China is banning imports on plastic waste.
- How will the EU Strategy on Plastics integrate the global realities of plastic waste markets, and what realistic measures can be taken to reduce plastic waste and improve recycling capabilities in Europe?
- The talk show took place in Brussels and was live-streamed on social media, so you can (re-)watch in oline!
- It was moderated by Green Exchange and starred prominent global speakers.
- In the introductory keynote, Dharmesh Shah and Froilan Grate (GAIA Asia-Pacific) shed a light on the impact of EU Policy on Asian waste management, and on the measures that Europe could take to make a difference.
- — Emma Priestland (@Emma_Priestland)Mon, Nov 06 2017 17:23:04In Philippines, a lot of the residual waste left over after zero waste solns have been applied is from European companies #rethinkplastic
- — Hara Xirou (@hx00)Tue, Nov 07 2017 15:09:54@RethinkPlastic -Indonesia, Malaysia, Philipinnes do beach clean ups & find difficult to recycle products made in t… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/927916022228713472 …
- — Rethink Plastic (@RethinkPlastic)Mon, Nov 06 2017 17:24:20China ban on plastic waste raises fears EU plastic waste will be dumped in other countries in Asia with no such import bans #rethinkplastic
- — Zero Waste Europe (@zerowasteeurope)Mon, Nov 06 2017 17:26:26
A new dawn - can the EU adapt to global plastic recycling realities?
EU policy makers, industry and campaigners engaged in an out-of-the box talk show
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