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Integrative Report on Implementation of the Circular Economy in ASEAN
To seize these opportunities, the Framework for Circular Economy for the ASEAN Economic Community was established in 2021 as a guiding principle for ASEAN Member States in transitioning towards circularity.…
Lotus Fibre for Sustainable Fashion
Lotus Farm by Samatoa, previously known as Samatoa Lotus Textiles, showcases innovative sustainability in fashion through eco-friendly textiles, particularly lotus fiber. Founded in 2003 in Siem Reap, Cambodia, the company…
Norn Norn: Driving mattress recycling through a circular economy product subscription platform
nornnorn, also known officially as Circularity Co., Ltd. in Thailand and Circularity Pte. Ltd. in Singapore, is at the forefront of introducing a subscription-based model where customers pay for the…
Precious Plastics Philippines
Precious Plastics Philippines, originally a backyard initiative in 2017, now stands as a pioneer in the realm of plastic recycling machinery provision. Its ethos extends beyond mere equipment sales; it…
Accelating the Circular Economy in Europe: State and Outlook 2024
The circular economy has become a generally acknowledged idea. It is more than just waste management; it is about maintaining the value of materials and making them endure longer in…
Knowledge Summary | CaF2024: ASEAN Action Towards Circular Economy: Move Forward with EPR
C asean Forum 2024: ASEAN Action Towards Circular Economy: Move Forward with Extended Producer Responsibility is a collaborative effort organised by the ASEAN Centre for Sustainable Development Studies and Dialogue…
A Living Income for the Informal Waste Sector: A Methodology to Assess the Living Income of Waste Workers in the Context of the Global Plastics Treaty
The concept of a Living Income for the Informal Waste Sector brings attention to the often undervalued role of informal waste pickers in waste management systems and advocates for enhancements…
Knowledge Brief: The Role of Tourism in Advancing Food Sustainability in ASEAN through Circular Practices
Background The ASEAN region is well-known for its tourism and culinary offers, which include scenic scenery and unique dining experiences. However, this growth has raised environmental concerns, prompting a move…
Knowledge Brief: Enabling ASEAN through Circular Economy Practices in Green Public Procurement (GPP)
Background Green Public Procurement (GPP) represents a significant opportunity, estimated at USD 11 trillion. Over the past two decades, GPP has evolved into a system innovation and a multi-stakeholder tool.…
Pocketbook to Establishing a Waste Bank Unit: Waste Management Through Waste Banks
In collaboration with the Embassy of Denmark, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry has compiled the Pocket Guide for Establishing a Waste Bank Unit to encourage the growth of waste…
Assessment of the first-ever circular economy framework of Cambodia: Barriers, international opportunities and recommendations
The paper discusses the relevance of the Circular Economy (CE) as a solution for environmental challenges faced by various stakeholders in Cambodia, particularly in light of its reliance on resource…
SCOPING PAPER ON SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION (SCP) FOR LAO PDR
Topic: SCP
Type: Report
The Scoping Study was crafted to enhance the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s capacity to integrate Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) principles into national development and sectoral action plans…
Thailand's National Economic and Social Development Plan 2023–2027
Thailand’s National Economic and Social Development Plan 2023–2027 (NESCD) aims to transform Thailand into a Circular Economy (CE) and low-carbon society. The plan outlines three main targets for economic progress…
TVET for the Circular Economy: Preparing the Workforce for the Circularity of Industries
The labour market information report (LMIR) by The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) of the Philippines offers insights into the demand and supply sides of the local and…
Recyglo
Recyglo is Myanmar’s first creative recycling company. We were founded by three individuals who are deeply committed to sustainability and social impact. Our goal is to handle recyclable materials in…
Australia's circular economy metrics and indicators
An in-depth material flow analysis of Australia’s economy in 2019 is presented in this article, which looks at domestic extraction, trade, end-of-life flows, and recycling for all materials. The findings…
Brunei Darussalam’s Economic Blueprint: Towards a Dynamic And Sustainable Economy
The Brunei Darussalam Economic Blueprint outlines a strategic plan to achieve the Third Goal of Brunei Vision 2035, focusing on building a dynamic and sustainable economy. The blueprint emphasizes the…
Siklus | Refill Solution
Siklus offer a very different solution! We provide an alternative to replace sachet packaging with products refills delivered directly to your home. Now, you can shop for your favorite household…
Stakeholder Mapping Report and Recommendations for The Diffusion of Circularity Innovations in Supporting the Circular Economic Transition in Indonesia
Type: Report
In 2022, UNDP, Ministry of Development Planning/Bappenas, and the Kingdom of Denmark, supported by Greeneration Foundation, have identified circular economy related stakeholders in Indonesia – ranging from central government, business…