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In this episode of Wise Women in Waste, hosts Claudia Amos and Debbie Hitchen are joined by Aisyah Suwandi and Juline Lew, research analysts from The Circulate Initiative. This discussion focuses on South and Southeast Asia’s plastic recycling supply chains, including the current working conditions, how it impacts women and the need for responsible sourcing programmes.
Discussion highlights include:
- The reliance on the informal supply chain for plastic recycling in South and Southeast Asia
- The regional challenges and opportunities for women in the waste sector
- What can be done to scale up plastic recycling?
- A deep dive into The Circulate Initiative’s recent reports
Read The Circulate Initiative’s ‘Mapping Local Plastic Recycling Supply Chains: Insights from Selected Cities in India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam’ report here.
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