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ASEAN and EU commit towards a circular economy for plastics

Kuala Lumpur, 12 June 2019: The two-day EU-ASEAN regional workshop on circular economy took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 11 to 12 June 2019.  The workshop, conducted back- to-back with the European Commission DG Environment Circular Economy Mission to Malaysia, emphasised the importance of collaboration between the EU and ASEAN towards a circular economy, and contributed to the EU-ASEAN High-Level Dialogue on Environment and Climate Change. Joint Opening Remarks of the EU-Malaysia Conference on circular economy and the EU-ASEAN regional workshop on circular economy were delivered by Mr. Daniel Calleja Crespo, European Commission Director-General for Environment, and Minister YB Yeo Bee Yin for Energy, Science, Technology, Environment, and Climate Change, Malaysia. The workshop served as an opportunity for the EU and ASEAN to reaffirm their commitment to strengthen cooperation on regional and global environmental challenges. “Circular economy is not just another environment policy, it is not just another climate policy, and it is not another trade policy either. It’s all that and more – a truly cross-sectoral effort, built around people’s needs, and built together with industries and companies like you.” said Director-General for Environment, Daniel Calleja Crespo. Minister YB Yeo Bee Yin underlined that “it is important whenever we talk about circular economy, we cannot put the system boundary to the national level – it is the global circular economy to be taken into account, and concrete global actions need to be undertaken.” Addressing the public and private sector, she added, “While governments need to provide incentives and support ‘replacement’ as 4th R (reduce, reuse, recycle, replace), it is up to the private sector to introduce innovative solutions, or otherwise facing the consequence of being left behind.” Southeast Asia’s contribution to plastic pollution of the oceans over the last years has steadily increased Plastic, identified as a key... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, ASEAN and EU commit towards a circular economy for plastics, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you ASEAN and EU commit towards a circular economy for plastics

 

 

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