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Conference Proceeding
1st International Conference on Plastics & Environmental Sustainability
Chathura Welivitiya
M.G.K.Buddhika Somaratne
Hansi Sadhu Tharaka
Chathura Rajitha
Supun Suranjith
Amasha Kavindi
Synthetic fibres, owing to their durability, elasticity, non-wrinkle nature, and cost-effectiveness, have become ubiquitous globally. However, the widespread use of synthetic fibres has raised concerns about microfiber pollution, particularly in laundry wastewater. While source reduction could be considered the main management method to prevent...
Briefing Note
The global hospitality industry is at a pivotal juncture, confronting a pervasive challenge — the menace of plastic pollution and marine litter. The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative (GTPI) notes that approximately 80 percent of all tourism activities occur in coastal areas, positioning the hotel industry as a significant contributor to the...
Policy Report
Anurudda Karunarathna
Thilini Rajapaksha
Poornima Dissanayake
This document presents the methodology and findings for a national plastic waste inventory for Sri Lanka. It has been prepared as part of the project titled “Marine litter and micro-plastics: Promoting the environmentally sound management of plastic wastes and achieving the prevention and minimization of the generation of plastic wastes,”...
Science-Policy Interface for Plastic Pollution | Report Launch
The launch of the report "Science-Policy Interface for Plastic Pollution" by GRID-Arendal was organized within the framework of the Geneva Beat Plastic Pollution Dialogues, in the lead-up to the third session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including in the...
Policy Report
The ASEAN State of the Environment Report (SOER) is a regular flagship publication of the ASEAN Senior Officials on Environment (ASOEN) which is periodically published every 3-5 years. The SOERs present a comprehensive review of the state and trends of the environment, the pressures on it and the drivers of those pressures, and the national and...
Report Chapter
In Sixth ASEAN State of the Environment Report
• As ASEAN increasingly transitions away from its agrarian traditions and becomes a core part of the global supply chain, improved environmental management of chemicals and waste is imperative. • Manufacturing is now a major contributor to AMS' gross domestic product (GDP) and exports but too many outdated factories in some developing ASEAN...
Fact Sheet
Many second Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Plastic Pollution (INC-2) delegates indicated that the scope of the treaty should include plastic alternatives and substitutes. However, there are no internationally agreed definitions of plastic alternatives nor plastic substitutes. Sound definitions will support fully informed treaty...
Plastic Waste Management Training Program for Development Officers
பிளாஸ்டிக் மாசுபாட்டை மதிப்பிடுவதற்கான பாரம்பரிய மற்றும் நவீன அனுகுமுறைகள் The synergy of tradition and innovation plays a crucial role in assessing plastic pollution, offering a comprehensive approach that combines the wisdom of established practices with the power of modern technologies. This approach is essential to effectively tackle the...
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