The Regional Knowledge Centre for Marine Plastic Debris

Your information hub in harnessing regional efforts against marine plastic pollution in ASEAN+3

Events

Brunei's Journey to Plastic Sustainability: Hands-on Initiative

Bandar Seri Begawan, 20 June 2024

Report

Breaking the Plastic Habit: A Guidance Note & Practical Toolkit

Developed from pilot project on behavioural insights intervention to reduce SUP consumption in 4 ASEAN countries

EVENT

ASIA in Focus: Multi-Stakeholder Knowledge Sharing on Plastic

Ottawa, 22 April 2024.

 
 
 
 

The Regional Knowledge Centre for Marine Plastic Debris

Your information hub in harnessing regional efforts against marine plastic pollution in ASEAN+3

Events

Brunei's Journey to Plastic Sustainability: Hands-on Initiative

Bandar Seri Begawan, 20 June 2024

Report

Breaking the Plastic Habit: A Guidance Note & Practical Toolkit

Developed from pilot project on behavioural insights intervention to reduce SUP consumption in 4 ASEAN countries

EVENT

ASIA in Focus: Multi-Stakeholder Knowledge Sharing on Plastic

Ottawa, 22 April 2024.

Marine plastics pollution is one of the most urgent environmental challenges of the 21st century. Tackling this problem means rethinking how plastics are produced, used and disposed of. From upstream to downstream, turning the tide on plastic pollution will require an all-hands-on-deck approach, involving producers, governments and consumers.

Supporting this transition is the Regional Knowledge Centre for Marine Plastic Debris. We collect and disseminate existing knowledge on marine plastics, while also supporting research, knowledge creation and capacity building that can help improve circularity for plastics in the 13 countries that make up ASEAN+3.

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Explore marine plastic regulatory landscape in ASEAN+3

Click on the map to discover what is being done by the Governments to counter marine plastics pollution in the ASEAN+3 region.

Brunei Darussalam
Brunei Darussalam
Population: 449,000 (World Bank, 2023)
Total plastic products
Not Available
Not Available
Household packaging consumption
Not Available
Not Available
Mismanaged plastic waste (Meijer et al., 2021)
692 MT/year
692 MT/year
Cambodia
Cambodia
Population: 16.8 million (World Bank, 2023)
Total plastic products
Not Available
Not Available
Household packaging consumption
Not Available
Not Available
Mismanaged plastic waste (Meijer et al., 2021)
0.25 MMT/year
0.25 MMT/year
China
China
Population: 1.4 billion (World Bank, 2023)
Total plastic products
Not Available
Not Available
Household packaging consumption (WWF,2020)
19.77 MMT/year
19.77 MMT/year
Mismanaged plastic waste (Meijer et al., 2021)
12.27 MMT/year
12.27 MMT/year
Indonesia
Indonesia
Population: 275.5 million (World Bank, 2023)
Total plastic products in 2017 (Asokan et al., 2023)
5.76 MMT/year
5.76 MMT/year
Household packaging consumption (WWF,2020)
3.27 MMT/year
3.27 MMT/year
Mismanaged plastic waste (Meijer et al., 2021)
0.82 MMT/year
0.82 MMT/year
Japan
Japan
Population: 125.1 million (World Bank, 2023)
Total plastic products
Not Available
Not Available
Household packaging consumption
Not Available
Not Available
Mismanaged plastic waste (Meijer et al., 2021)
0.04 MMT/year
0.04 MMT/year
Republic of Korea
Republic of Korea
Population: 51.6 million (World Bank, 2023)
Total plastic products
Not Available
Not Available
Household packaging consumption
Not Available
Not Available
Mismanaged plastic waste (Meijer et al., 2021)
0.01 MMT/year
0.01 MMT/year
Lao PDR
Lao PDR
Population: 7.5 million (World Bank, 2023) Lao PDR currently only possesses data on plastic waste generation from six cities. Comprehensive information regarding the nation's plastic production, consumption, and disposal is not yet available. We will update this data promptly as more information becomes accessible.
Malaysia
Malaysia
Population: 33.9 million (World Bank, 2023)
Total plastic products in 2010 (Asokan et al., 2023)
1.98 MMT/year
1.98 MMT/year
Household packaging consumption (WWF,2020)
0.52 MMT/year
0.52 MMT/year
Mismanaged plastic waste (Meijer et al., 2021)
0.81 MMT/year
0.81 MMT/year
Myanmar
Myanmar
Population: 54.2 million (World Bank, 2023)
Total plastic products
Not Available
Not Available
Household packaging consumption
Not Available
Not Available
Mismanaged plastic waste (Meijer et al., 2021)
0.43 MMT/year
0.43 MMT/year
Philippines
Philippines
Population: 115.6 million (World Bank, 2023)
Total plastic products in 2019 (Asokan et al., 2023)
2.59 MMT/year
2.59 MMT/year
Household packaging consumption (WWF,2020)
1.28 MMT/year
1.28 MMT/year
Mismanaged plastic waste (Meijer et al., 2021)
4,03 MMT/year
4,03 MMT/year
Singapore
Singapore
Population: 5.6 million (World Bank, 2023)
Total plastic products
Not Available
Not Available
Household packaging consumption
Not Available
Not Available
Mismanaged plastic waste (Meijer et al., 2021)
2,468 MT/year
2,468 MT/year
Thailand
Thailand
Population: 71.7 million (World Bank, 2023)
Total plastic products
Not Avaiable
Not Avaiable
Household packaging consumption (WWF,2020)
1.07 MMT/year
1.07 MMT/year
Mismanaged plastic waste (Meijer et al., 2021)
1.36 MMT/year
1.36 MMT/year
Viet Nam
Viet Nam
Population: 98.2 million (World Bank, 2023)
Total plastic products in 2018 (Asokan et al., 2023)
3.69 MMT/year
3.69 MMT/year
Household packaging consumption (WWF,2020)
1.22 MMT/year
1.22 MMT/year
Mismanaged plastic waste (Meijer et al., 2021)
1.11 MMT/year
1.11 MMT/year

Research Expertise Catalogue

A living library of studies related to marine plastic in ASEAN+3 that provides users with the scientific knowledge they need to combat regional plastics pollution.

Over 2500 marine plastic studies
Over 700 researchers
Focuses on ASEAN+3 countries
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Private Sector Platform

The PSP is a place where innovations and examples of best practices are shared by members of the private sector, showcasing their achievements and ongoing efforts to combat marine plastics pollution in the ASEAN+3 region.

Easy and intuitive registration process
Networking opportunities across ASEAN+3
Free of charge
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Some of our activities are supported by

The World Bank
GIZ

In partnership with

Asian Institute of Technology
OECD
IGES
NIVA
CLOMA

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