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dc.coverage.spatialSOUTHEAST ASIA
dc.creatorUN.ESCAP
dc.creatorGovernment of Japan
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-28T00:03:21Z
dc.date.available2021-03-28T00:03:21Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12870/528
dc.description.abstractUnmanaged plastic waste poses a major socio-economic, environmental and health risk to urban and marine environments in the Asia Pacific. Each year South-east Asian countries produce 11.7 million metric tonnes of plastic waste, of which over 60% is derived from urban areas. Therefore a focus on effective city governance will be vital to tackle the plastic waste crisis. Plastic pollution is transboundary and requires a multidisciplinary response that considers both urban development, environmental and waste management policy sectors. <p></p> <a href="https://www.unescap.org/projects/closing-the-loop">Closing the Loop</a>, a project implemented by ESCAP in partnership with the Government of Japan, aims to reduce the environmental impact of four cities in ASEAN by tackling plastic pollution. This report was developed in support of the second broad objective 'to work with partner cities and develop action plans, policies and investment strategies to address marine plastic litter'. In detail it compiles verified baseline data; key socio-economic, waste sector and governance indicators; and environmental and stakeholder mapping for each partner city. It highlights ambitious city, national and international initiatives to manage plastic waste and covers a diverse range of urban environments. Each chapter addresses a different city: Da Nang, Viet Nam; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Surabaya, Indonesia; Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. <p></p> This publication is targeted at local and regional stakeholders looking for a greater understanding of urban plastic waste and will inform Closing the Loop's upcoming baseline activities and action planning process. ESCAP would like to thank the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and all our country level focal points for their valuable contributions.
dc.format.extent72 p.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUnited Nations
dc.rightsThis publication may be reproduced in whole or in part for educational or non-profit purposes without special permission from the copyright holder, provided that the source is acknowledged. The ESCAP Publications Office would appreciate receiving a copy of any publication that uses this publication as a source.
dc.rightsUse may not be made of this publication for resale or any other commercial purpose whatsoever without prior permission. Applications for such permission, with a statement of the purpose and extent of reproduction, should be addressed to the Secretary of the Publications Board, United Nations, New York.
dc.titleClosing the loop on plastic waste in Southeast Asia : urban case studies
dc.title.alternativePlastic waste in Southeast Asia urban case studies : closing the loop
dc.typeText
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dc.rights.holderUnited Nations
dc.subject.unbistPLASTICS
dc.subject.unbistWASTES
dc.subject.unbistURBAN ENVIRONMENT
escap.publisherPlaceBangkok
escap.doctypeReport
escap.programmeOfWorkEnvironment and Development
escap.areasOfWorkCities for a Sustainable Future
escap.libBibNumber55654
escap.bibLevelMonograph
escap.link.internalLinkhttps://www.unescap.org/resources/closing-loop-plastic-waste-southeast-asia-urban-case-studies
escap.subregionSouth-East Asia
escap.contactPhone+66 2 288-1234
escap.contactEmail[email protected]
escap.contactUnitEnvironment and Development Division
dc.date.escap2020-08-19


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