Safeguarding the Plastic Recycling Value Chain:
Insights from COVID-19 Impact in South and Southeast Asia, a GA Circular study commissioned by Circulate Capital
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the challenges faced by the plastics recycling industry in South and Southeast Asia. Now is the time to act to build a stronger, better industry for the long term and prevent an increase in plastic waste pollution.
Based on more than 100 interviews, this GA Circular study commissioned by Circulate Capital highlights six key COVID-19 impacts to the recycling value chain in India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines, along with a three-phase plan to prevent lasting damage to the sector, protect the environment and local communities’ livelihoods.