Rudi Hartono dons a Spider-Man costume as he collects plastic waste and other rubbish at a beach in Pare-Pare, South Sulawesi province, Indonesia, in January. Photo: ReutersRudi Hartono dons a Spider-Man costume as he collects plastic waste and other rubbish at a beach in Pare-Pare, South Sulawesi province, Indonesia, in January. Photo: Reuters
Rudi Hartono dons a Spider-Man costume as he collects plastic waste and other rubbish at a beach in Pare-Pare, South Sulawesi province, Indonesia, in January. Photo: Reuters

From diapers to bricks, Asia is at the centre of the world’s US$100 billion plastic waste challenge

  • Researchers seek new solutions to meet demand for recycled plastics that is forecast to rise faster than supply
  • More than 7 million tonnes of such materials are going into the ocean every year

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Rudi Hartono dons a Spider-Man costume as he collects plastic waste and other rubbish at a beach in Pare-Pare, South Sulawesi province, Indonesia, in January. Photo: ReutersRudi Hartono dons a Spider-Man costume as he collects plastic waste and other rubbish at a beach in Pare-Pare, South Sulawesi province, Indonesia, in January. Photo: Reuters
Rudi Hartono dons a Spider-Man costume as he collects plastic waste and other rubbish at a beach in Pare-Pare, South Sulawesi province, Indonesia, in January. Photo: Reuters
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