From diapers to bricks: a US$100 billion plastic waste challenge squib

As Asia-Pacific president of Dow Chemical, one of the world’s biggest producers of plastics and chemicals, Jon Penrice has 100 billion reasons to recycle.“About 8 million tons (7.3 million tonnes) of plastics are going into the ocean annually,” he said in an interview. “That’s US$100 billion worth of plastic, and that’s valuable for entrepreneurs.”At the centre of the effort is Asia, which consumes almost half of the world’s plastic packaging, according to BloombergNEF, and imports even more…
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