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Prospects for transitioning from a linear to circular economy in developing Asia

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Prospects for transitioning from a linear to circular economy in developing Asia
Type: Reports
Year: 2022
Language: English
Country: Multi-country

The report provides an introduction to circular economy and guidance for policy makers to better understand circular economy concepts, opportunities, and challenges, along with recommendations for policies to drive sustainable growth while significantly reducing material extraction and waste. It opens with an overview of regional policies and progress toward a circular economy in developing Asia. Next, authors investigate the regulatory and legal frameworks for promoting the circularity of plastics, a sector that relies heavily on the extraction of raw materials and contributes significantly to mismanaged waste and pollution. Finally, the report explores country examples of business cases and innovations for a circular economy. While these discussions cover many crucial circular economy topics, they provide only a snapshot of the potential. As new research is conducted and more data collected, a better understanding is emerging of what works, what does not, and how to tailor policies to meet the specific needs of countries and regions.