This is the slide deck presented at our 2nd event of a pressing Series on 'Circular Economy & Waste Management' in Asia.
Our 2nd Get Wasted Session : "Plastics On Our Plates" is dedicated to one of our most pressing issues: the 8 million tonnes of plastic leaking into the oceans every year. Over 32% of all plastic packaging produced ends up in the oceans or open dump sites. Recent research showed that there are already more than 5 trillion pieces of plastics in the world's oceans, most of them are microplastics. If we continue with "business as usual" we will have more plastic in the oceans than fish by 2050.
Plastic is certainly not evil (it's critical for medical advancements & many other areas of our life), but it can definitely be better managed - e.g. through Circular Economy thinking and systems. This is the purpose of the event series: to understand the issue, see what different players can do (companies, governments, individuals) and see how we can collaborate.