Waste and recycling is a looming international crisis.
annual global waste management costs, rising from $205B, by 2025
of plastic in the ocean right now, growing by 8 million tonnes every year
in urban solid waste – with developing countries facing the greatest challenges
impacts of uncollected waste include Gastrointestinal and respiratory infections and blocked drains aggravate floods and spread infectious disease
in plastic leakage possible by improving waste management and recycling in China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand
Closed Loop Ocean believes that the development of waste management infrastructure in Southeast Asia requires the application of systemic solutions and a commitment to the principles of the circular economy. Thus, we seek to partner with individuals, institutions, civil society groups, and governments at all levels that share our goal of creating a holistic framework to support investment in waste infrastructure that diminishes the leakage of plastic to our ocean.