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Thirty-six Views of Plastic Reborn

Video | 5 October 2018

Asia and the Pacific are awash in plastic garbage. Nearly one third of plastic trash escapes waste collection systems. To beat plastic pollution, ADB Institute recommends turning trash into cash using these real-life examples.

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Thirty-six Views of Plastic Reborn

Asia and the Pacific are awash in plastic garbage. Nearly one third of plastic trash escapes waste collection systems. To beat plastic pollution, ADB Institute recommends turning trash into cash using these real-life examples.

If you know of any other recycled products or valuable uses for plastic, please leave a comment or contact us at the Think-Asia.org website: [email protected]

What can Asia do with millions of tons of plastic waste? Naoyuki Yoshino, ADBI Dean, and Farhad Taghizadeh-Hesary, Waseda University, have the solution: Sustainable funding schemes for the development of waste management projects in Asia: https://bit.ly/2zRbxNj

Listen to their podcast: Can we make money from waste? https://bit.ly/2NiYfe7

ADB is helping countries tackle plastic pollution: https://bit.ly/2sIZn29

World Bank explains how managing waste is essential for green and livable cities: https://bit.ly/2QP7rKe

The award-winning documentary "A Plastic Ocean" uncovers the extent of this global problem and offers immediate solutions: https://bit.ly/2y0h9RQ

Women microentrepreneurs in the Philippines are supporting their families with income from turning recycled plastic bags into products shown here: https://bit.ly/2ICogEh

Women community leaders are building roads in Cambodia out of plastic waste: https://bit.ly/2RpxSXb

A social enterprise is creating products from recycled materials that provide opportunities for disadvantaged and marginalized communities: https://bit.ly/2OFPG1s

The 36 products made from recycled plastic you just saw were:

  1. Flip flops (sandals) - https://bit.ly/2Np0VXs
  2. Umbrellas - https://bit.ly/2Cr2hQx
  3. Rubber ducks - https://bit.ly/2E01fMY
  4. Park benches - https://bit.ly/2y1DQVT
  5. Shampoo bottles - https://bit.ly/2OLOs13
  6. Handbags - https://bit.ly/2696DC4
  7. Hats - https://bit.ly/2O3ZZgm
  8. Playground playsets - https://bit.ly/2QuaCGc
  9. Water hoses - http://www.greenhome.com/100-recycled-soaker-hose-4.html
  10. T-shirts - https://bit.ly/2O9SKUj
  11. Jackets - https://bit.ly/2yh7JRy
  12. Sleeping bags https://bit.ly/2QsvUUv
  13. Watering cans - https://bit.ly/2Npp68d
  14. Jewelry - https://bit.ly/2ypzXK3
  15. Brooms - https://bit.ly/2O5NRM3
  16. Frisbees (plastic disc throwing toys) - https://bit.ly/2IE9GfE
  17. Buckets - https://bit.ly/2pAYIi8
  18. Backpacks - https://bit.ly/2y31n94
  19. Skateboards - https://bit.ly/2QvxQLR
  20. Shavers/razors - https://bit.ly/2O5zF5I
  21. Toothbrushes - https://bit.ly/2QvZYyx
  22. Hairbrushes - https://bit.ly/2Nh9h7q
  23. Combs - https://bit.ly/2yjgaeY
  24. Food containers - https://bit.ly/2py1CEu
  25. Wallets - https://bit.ly/2y020jN
  26. Forks
  27. Knives
  28. Spoons - https://bit.ly/2E7yfmi
  29. Toys - https://bit.ly/1sKGXJH
  30. Plates and bowls - https://bit.ly/2zThbg5
  31. Sunglasses - https://bit.ly/2RtvS03
  32. Footwear - https://bit.ly/2fYAO9Z
  33. Traffic cones - https://bit.ly/2Cv4jyU
  34. Pens - https://bit.ly/1oUS9fV
  35. Bridges (thermoplastic) - https://bit.ly/2O7JZKs
  36. Roads - https://bit.ly/2RtvT47

(Links are illustrative and do not endorse priced items, processes or manufacturers. ADBI received nothing of value for showing these examples and has not independently verified any recycling or eco-friendly claims.)

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