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  • Writer's pictureSylvain Richer de Forges

Comparative analysis of single used plastic in south east asia

Addressing single-use plastic pollution in Southeast Asia is crucial for a sustainable future. Let's delve into the policies and progress across the region:


The government has implemented a ban on single-use plastic bags in major stores since 2020, aiming to reduce plastic waste by 30% by 2030. (Source: Bangkok Post)


With a booming economy, Vietnam faces significant plastic pollution challenges. However, the government has pledged to reduce plastic waste by 75% in urban areas and 50% in rural areas by 2025. (Source: Vietnam News)


As one of the world's largest contributors to ocean plastic pollution, Indonesia has set ambitious goals. The government aims to reduce marine plastic waste by 70% by 2025 through various initiatives, including a plastic bag tax. (Source: The Jakarta Post)


Single-use plastics are banned in some cities, but nationwide legislation is pending. The Philippines aims to reduce plastic waste by 74% by 2030, with policies targeting manufacturers and consumers. (Source: Rappler)


The Malaysian government has announced plans to phase out single-use plastics by 2030, with bans on straws and plastic bags in certain states. (Source: The Star)

These efforts are crucial steps towards a cleaner, greener future for Southeast Asia.

 Let's continue to support and advocate for sustainable policies to combat plastic pollution. 

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