Establishing Sustainable PET Plastic Recycling in Sri Lanka
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastics continue to contribute to environmental degradation across Sri Lanka. Fortunately, PET plastics are unique in that they can be recycled multiple times and reused to form fabrics, fibers, and other synthetic products. However, unsustainable systems and behaviors regarding the disposal of waste plastics result in PET plastics ending up in sensitive environments such as the ocean, coastlines, and wetlands. Incinerating household waste is common practice in Sri Lanka and the frequent burning of plastics leads to the emission of toxins that significantly affect air quality.
HIGHLIGHTS ACROSS ASIA
Cambodia’s National Institute of Diplomacy and International Relations and The Asia Foundation Sign MOU
July 2, 2020
Nikkei Asian Review Highlights Go Digital ASEAN
June 30, 2020
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