Research Assessment on the Attitudes and Motivations of Women in Waste: A Gender-responsive Approach on Addressing Plastic Pollution (Circular Economy Webinar Series Session 13)
The ADB CEWG recognizes the need to highlight the human side of our commitment to a circular economy. In partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Bayi Inc., this session showcased more of the social side of addressing plastic pollution and a call for inclusivity in our approaches while we push the boundaries towards innovative solutions.
The session presented Bayi Inc.’s Research Assessment on the Attitudes and Motivations of Women in Waste (session working title), a study conducted by the WWF, together with the University of the Philippines Center for Women and Gender Studies (UP-CWGS), with the aim to assess the acceptance level of women in their roles in the plastic value chain. This research builds on women’s perception of their plastic use, and consumption, and in practicing the reduce, reuse, and recycle principle. Moreover, it examines how women perceive their capacity, role, and expectations from other stakeholders in the plastic value chain.
Findings from this study were used to document potential gender-responsive policy interventions and equip local women policymakers to enact change in their communities. WWF aims to build on this research to drive actions of change through champions from the Plastic Smart Cities project and the Angat Bayi program.