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Safeguarding the Plastic Recycling Value Chain | with Circulate Capital

Safeguarding the Plastic Recycling Value Chain

Organized on 24th September 2020

This webinar has been organised in collaboration with Circulate Capital.

Like many sectors impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, the plastic recycling value chain has been severely disrupted amid lockdowns and movement restrictions.

Circulate Capital commissioned a study carried out by GA Circular to understand challenges faced by the plastics recycling industry in South and Southeast Asia during this time and the interventions needed to sustain it. Based on more than 100 interviews (recyclers, processors, aggregators, junk shops and informal sector workers), this study highlights six key COVID-19 impacts on the recycling value chain in India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, and the Philippines. The study also lays out a three-phase plan to prevent lasting damage to the sector, protect the environment and local communities’ livelihoods.

Swati Singh Sambyal, Waste Management Specialist with UNHABITAT India, moderates this discussion where GA Circular and Circulate Capital share insights from the study and highlight opportunities to support and strengthen the industry for the long term. The panel also includes three participants of the study who share their challenges and experiences during COVID-19.

The publication is available here.


Dini Trisyanti


Co-founder, Sustainable Waste Indonesia

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Crispian Lao


Vice Chairman, National Solid Waste Management Commission, Republic of the Philippines

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Ujwal Desai


Managing Director, Lucro Plastecycle Private Limited

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Karina Cady


Operations and Investment Director @Circulate Capital

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Tam Nguyen


Head of Operations @GA Circular

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Waste Management Specialist, UN-Habitat

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