The plastics industry is huge. The combined revenue from the top 50 petrochemical firms in 2018 was US$927 billion. Photo: EPA
Karim Raslan
Opinion

Opinion

Ceritalah by Karim Raslan

‘Death by plastic’ for animals must spur Southeast Asia to tackle waste crisis

  • Singapore, South Korea and Japan are potential models, where waste is either incinerated in waste-to-energy power plants or recycled
  • It seems unlikely that we can do away with plastic, as petrochemical firms producing the materials are huge drivers of growth in the region

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The plastics industry is huge. The combined revenue from the top 50 petrochemical firms in 2018 was US$927 billion. Photo: EPA
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