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    14: Fiji
    1: USA
    1: Australia

    Welcome to the Dialogue on Plastics Circularity and Waste Management Community of Practice.

    Brief Background:

    This virtual platform is a space to discuss, share knowledge or concerns, explore ideas, and communicate learnings relating to efforts to create a circular economy for plastics in the Pacific.

    Increased production and consumption of single-use plastic products, coupled with poor waste management has left our environment laden with plastic waste that is threatening human well-being, natural ecosystems, and biodiversity. Our current take-make-waste economy drives a linear approach to plastics production and consumption. To create a more circular economy for plastics—where there is no plastic waste or pollution—we need a whole systems approach, in which stakeholders across the whole plastics value chain are practicing responsible production and consumption. Ideally, plastics in a circular economy are reusable, recyclable, or compostable. To do this we must ELIMINATE all unnecessary and problematic plastics, INNOVATE plastic design to ensure it is reusable, recyclable and/ or compostable, and ensure we CIRCULATE plastic products within the economy while keeping them out of the environment.

    Objective:

    The main objective of the Plastics Circularity and Waste Management CoP is to increase awareness around the plastics challenge. It aims to bring together like-minded people who share common concerns, interests, and are passionate—to create a space of knowledge sharing where creative ideas in tackling the complex and multifaceted plastics challenge can be generated. We hope to achieve effective dialogue around ways we can eliminate, innovate, and circulate plastic products in the Pacific.

    Resources:

    1. The Under-the-Radar Informal Waste Pickers of Etas Community in Port Vila

      What are some global challenges associated with plastic waste?

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      Marissa Asen's picture

      Marissa Asen said:

      Bula and welcome everyone!

      My name is Marissa, and I will be one of the moderators of this room.

      We are very excited to have you all on board. You are invited to share your thoughts, insights and experiences on the global plastics crisis, its effects on the Pacific, and innovative ideas to tackle this complex challenge.

      We want to hear from you and we look forward to some engaging dialogues around the plastics space. 

      Happy chatting!

       
      Solevaka's picture

      Solevaka replied:

      Hi @Marissa Asen many thanks for this! Looking forward to fruitful discussions and dialogues around the plastics space.

      Vinaka.
       
      Akosita Talei's picture

      Akosita Talei replied:

      Bula Vinaka @Marissa Asen and team. Glad to be part of this and look forward to the contributions from home, around the region and the globe.

      Cheers!

      How can we create a circular economy for plastics in the Pacific?

      What innovative approaches are members of your community taking to reduce plastic waste?