Volume 95 Issue 41 | p. 12 | News of The Week
Issue Date: October 16, 2017

Firms act on ocean plastic from Southeast Asia

Initiative aims to stop plastic pollution from Southeast Asia
Department: Business
Keywords: Pollution, ocean, plastic, Southeast Asia

Two initiatives involving industry aim to stop ocean plastic pollution at the source.

At the Our Ocean 2017 conference, held in Malta earlier this month, the Ocean Conservancy—in partnership with the Trash Free Seas Alliance, Closed Loop Partners, PepsiCo, 3M, Procter & Gamble, the World Plastics Council, and the American Chemistry Council—unveiled a plan to raise $150 million to fund waste management projects in Southeast Asia.

The project aims at the root of the problem, . . .

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