New Amcor report encourages recycling initiatives in Asia

24 November 2017 (Last Updated November 24th, 2017 10:42)

Packaging company Amcor has shared a new report on recycling initiatives in Asia at the Responsible Business Forum (RBF) in Singapore.

New Amcor report encourages recycling initiatives in Asia
Amcor develops new report to address recycling initiatives in Asia. Credit: © Amcor Limited.

Packaging company Amcor has shared a new report on recycling initiatives in Asia at the Responsible Business Forum (RBF) in Singapore.

Titled ‘Toward Circularity of Post-consumer Flexible Packaging in Asia’, the report discusses how Amcor and other concerned entities can increase their efforts to recover and recycle flexible plastic packaging in the continent.

It also includes a comprehensive and latest scenario on what is currently being done in India, Indonesia and the Philippines.

“Our findings show that solutions need to embrace the segregation of packaging at source, support material recovery facilities, and ensure a financially viable end solution.”

Amcor sustainability vice-president David Clark said: “Most marine plastic originates from countries where consumer economies developed faster than their ability to manage waste.

“And more than half comes from just countries in Asia.”

The report was compiled by Gone Adventurin Research and Strategy head Sumangali Krishnan, who opined that the efforts must include a multi-stakeholder approach and involve local government participation.

Sumangali said: “Our findings show that solutions need to embrace the segregation of packaging at source, support material recovery facilities, and ensure a financially viable end solution.”

At RBF, David stated Amcor’s contribution to protect marine environment and called for greater collaboration to address the issue on a priority basis in Asia.

The meeting in Singapore discussed various issues of the modern world included initiatives toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty and to ensure peace, prosperity, and protection of the planet.