Nowadays we enjoy the convenience of single-used plastics, which consume too many resources. Collection and recycling of plastic products still lacks, while unmanaged plastic waste is leaking into the ocean. Sometimes we really forget the fact that we only have one planet.
Rethinking Plastics – Circular Economy Solutions to Marine Litter
Funded by the European Union (EU) and German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Rethinking Plastics Project supports the transition towards a circular economy for plastics in East and Southeast Asia to reduce plastic waste leakage into the sea and thus marine litter.
Rethinking Plastics Project in China
Through dialogue and training activities, recommendations and one-year long pilot projects including agricultural mulch film management, packaging waste reduction, ship waste management and fishing-for-litter initiative in China, the project aims to improve the plastic management along the whole value chain, promote sustainable consumption and production of plastics, and reduce marine litter from sea-based sources.
Xiamen / Deposit-refund scheme for plastic packaging
Kailu County, Inner Mongolia / Plastic mulch film collection
Haikou / Reusable delivery packaging
Qingdao / Reusable logistic containers in fruit and vegetable trade
Shanghai Port & Tianjin Port / Ship waste management at commercial ports
Hainan Province / Reducing marine litter through fishing-for-litter