Research | The climate benefits of plastic waste management in India and Southeast Asia: Investing in waste management and recycling solutions in India and Southeast Asia could reduce GHG emissions by 229 million tonnes by 2030
The climate benefits of plastic waste management in India and Southeast Asia: Investing in waste management and recycling solutions in India and Southeast Asia could reduce GHG emissions by 229 million tonnes by 2030

The climate benefits of plastic waste management in India and Southeast Asia: Investing in waste management and recycling solutions in India and Southeast Asia could reduce GHG emissions by 229 million tonnes by 2030

13 July 2023

According to the Circulate Initiative’s GHG calculator, proper waste management and recycling solutions can potentially reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 229 million tonnes by 2030. Notably, mismanaged plastic waste rates in six Southeast Asian countries range from 50% to 75%. Better plastic waste management and recycling can also contribute to the transition towards a low-carbon economy, making the waste and recycling industry a potential asset for climate-focused investors.

 

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