by PlastixANZ 

Business-led Circular Economy Solutions to Plastic Pollution

Sea of Solutions – an initiative from the UN Environment Programme and COBSEA ‘SEA circular’ programme, is the new annual forum for governments, scientists, communities and businesses to exchange market-based solutions to prevent plastic pollution in South East Asia.  

Plasticity - the Asia-based, independent, plastic circular economy think-tank and network, is partnering with Sea of Solutions 2019 to deliver engaging private-sector programming at the first exchange forum – 11-14 November 2019, Bangkok.

Plasticity joins program experts in science and local application, to kick-start the exchange of data, finance, innovation, governance and consumer choice solutions. Businesses already involved include: Avery Dennison, Circulate Capital, Fukutomi, Ikea, Indorama, Mandarin Oriental Hotels, Minor Hotels, Siam Cement, and World Plastic Council.     

Dechen Tsering, UN Environment Programme Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, said, “Plastic pollution is a threat to our health, our society, our ecosystems, our economy, our security and our well-being. This event will provide a platform for private sector, academia, governments and communities to connect and effect change. We welcome Plasticity as a partner in our private sector engagement on this vital issue.”

Doug Woodring, Plasticity founder said, “Plasticity was started as a way to bring businesses together to understand, share and create solutions, giving life to the plastic circular economy. It is an honour that our 13th Plasticity joins an even bigger forum that will connect business, scientists and local practitioners to inform a coordinated regional outcome.

“Every business in South East Asia dealing with plastic, needs to embrace circular economy thinking. Protecting our environment is the right thing to do. And, clever businesses can make money while doing it.”

Plasticity will feature on Day 2 of Sea of Solutions 2019 – 11-14 November 2019 at UN Conference Centre, Bangkok.

About SEAcircular and SEA of Solutions 2019

SEA circular is a new initiative from the UN Environment Programme and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA), with support from the Swedish Government – to inspire market-based solutions and encourage enabling policies to prevent marine plastic pollution in South East Asia. Its first initiative is Sea of Solutions.

The annual SEA of Solutions week will travel around South East Asia with the ambition to become the go-to exchange platform that unites solution seekers and providers. The annual multi stakeholder events will address current issues in the region, follow up on outcomes from previous years, track progress to closing the loop on plastic, showcase innovative solutions to transform the way we produce and consume plastic, share evidence for informed policy making, build partnerships, and match investors and innovators. More information:

About Plasticity

Plasticity is a forum for businesses to share problems and collaborate on solutions, and is unique as the only travelling global conference, focused solely on creating circular plastic economies. Since its inaugural forum in 2012 at the Rio+20 Earth Summit, Plasticity has been hosted in Hong Kong, New York, Lisbon, Shanghai, London, Dallas, Los Angeles, Sydney, Kuala Lumpur, Fiji, Amsterdam and, now Bangkok. To find out more about Plasticity Bangkok, visit

Media contact: Trish Hyde [email protected]. +61 408 300 546


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