Collecting plastic waste at the Sidoarjo garbage dump in East Java, Indonesia. Photo: AFP Collecting plastic waste at the Sidoarjo garbage dump in East Java, Indonesia. Photo: AFP
Collecting plastic waste at the Sidoarjo garbage dump in East Java, Indonesia. Photo: AFP
Rob Kaplan
Opinion

Opinion

Rob Kaplan

How Asia can beat its plastics addiction and fight climate change

  • While coping with the coronavirus pandemic, single-use plastics have proliferated and recycling has ground to a halt
  • To combat the problem, Southeast and South Asia need to adopt a circular economy framework in plastics, which would help cut noxious emissions

Collecting plastic waste at the Sidoarjo garbage dump in East Java, Indonesia. Photo: AFP Collecting plastic waste at the Sidoarjo garbage dump in East Java, Indonesia. Photo: AFP
Collecting plastic waste at the Sidoarjo garbage dump in East Java, Indonesia. Photo: AFP
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Rob Kaplan

Rob Kaplan

Rob Kaplan is the Founder and CEO of Circulate Capital, an investment management firm dedicated to incubating and financing companies that prevent the flow of plastic waste into the ocean and advance the circular economy in South and Southeast Asia.