Eliminating the Idea of Waste with the TerraCycle Global Foundation (ADB CE Webinar Series, Session 05)

Series: ADB Data Room: Circular Economy

Eliminating the Idea of Waste with the TerraCycle Global Foundation (ADB CE Webinar Series, Session 05)

22 September 2022

Thousands of tons of plastic waste are polluting Thailand’s canals, rivers, and seas every year. The TerraCycle Global Foundation collects and recycles that waste before it reaches and gets degraded and diluted across the ocean. In the space of 2 years, the Foundation has prevented over 560,000 kg of waste from entering the ocean.  

The Foundation presented its waste management solutions and vision of a future in Thailand free from plastic pollution.  

Background about the Foundation  

The TerraCycle Global Foundation is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization that aims to improve waste management systems in Southeast Asia. The Foundation’s first project was launched in Lat Phrao canal located in Bangkok. The foundation provides simple, innovative, and high-impact solutions to prevent, collect, and recycle all types of waste from the environment, with a focus on heavily polluted waterways, canals, and rivers.  

The Foundation was founded by TerraCycle Inc, the leader in recycling traditionally non-recyclable products and packaging, and the world’s largest recycler of cigarette butts. 

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
22 Sep 2022 Presentation Eliminating the Idea of Waste with the TerraCycle Global Foundation
This gives an overview of TerraCycle Foundation's waste management solutions and vision of a future in Thailand free from plastic pollution.
James Scott

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