Plastics and the Environment

Plastic pollution is a public health crisis. How do we reduce plastic waste?

6 of 10 ASEAN member states generating a combined 31 million tonnes of plastic waste annually Image: REUTERS/Lisa Marie David

Alissar Chaker

Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme in Cambodia

Moeko Saito Jensen

Environment Policy Specialist, United Nations Development Programme in Cambodia

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