Managing Plastic Waste in the People’s Republic of China

Publication | June 2023
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This brief shares findings from an ADB study on plastic waste in the People's Republic of China (PRC) and makes policy recommendations to strengthen the country’s response to its plastic waste challenge.

The PRC is the world’s largest producer and consumer of plastics and the biggest generator of plastic waste. The environmental damage is considerable, including on the PRC’s rivers and marine ecosystems. The brief explains the extent of the plastic waste challenge in the country and current efforts to address this challenge. It recommends further policy actions are needed to scale up recycling, foster greater use of bio-based alternative materials, and to promote the uptake of integrated circular waste management approaches. It also identifies the need for initiatives to spur behavioral change toward greener consumption habits.

Additional Details

Author
Type
Series
Subjects
  • Environment
  • Urban environmental improvement
  • Urban development
  • Waste management
Countries
  • China, People's Republic of
Pages
  • 8
Dimensions
  • 8.5 x 11
SKU
  • BRF230220-2
ISBN
  • 978-92-9270-205-2 (print)
  • 978-92-9270-206-9 (electronic)
ISSN
  • 2071-7202 (print)
  • 2218-2675 (electronic)

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