Plastic industry in recycling push

Thais can profit from plastic waste, as well as help the environment, by adopting a more circular economy, according to one of the world’s largest plastic producers, Indorama Ventures Plc.

The company’s senior vice-president Richard Jones told the Bangkok Post last week that plastic waste deserves proper management to prevent it from ending up in the ocean, causing damage to the marine ecosystem.

Part of that management involves collecting plastic waste, which can be sold for recycling, said Mr Jones, who emphasised that 82% of plastic bottles are already collected and re-used in one form or another.

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