The Rethinking Plastics – Circular Economy Solutions to Marine Litter project is working on solutions with seven countries in East and South East Asia. The project supports a transition towards a circular economy for plastics so as to reduce plastic waste leakage into the sea. Its activities and pilot projects cover plastic waste management, sustainable consumption and production of plastic and the reduction of litter from sea-based sources.
More than 20 pilot projects in China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam will test new approaches or scale up best practices. Knowledge exchange is fostered, for example, by policy dialogues, workshops and conferences, webinars and communication campaigns.
Rethinking Plastics was commissioned by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and Expertise France (EF).