Visitors at a booth displaying recycled products made by SCG at the “Circular Economy: Collaboration for Action” conference organised in Bangkok on Monday. — VNS Photo Bồ Xuân Hiệp BANGKOK — A co-ordinated and sustained global effort “is needed to reinforce the circular economy through action-based projects”, an international forum heard in Bangkok. Global companies from across the value chain, including chemical and plastic manufacturers, on Tuesday took part in the forum organised by NGO Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) for the first time in Southeast Asia. Cholanat Yanaranop, executive vice president of SCG – an industrial conglomerate in Southeast Asia, said: “No single country, company or organisation can solve this problem alone. “The natural resources of our planet are dwindling at an alarming rate. It is said that if the population of the world continues to consume natural resources at the current rate, by 2050 we will need another one and a half worlds to satisfy our appetite. “The consequences of such would be equally alarming. As we consume, we would produce wastes in various quantities and forms. When wastes are not properly managed, they can become problems to the environment. And plastics wastes are among them.” He told Việt Nam News: “We believe… Read full this story
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