About this report
The UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures, Asia Pacific Waste Consultants and the Centre for International Economics were engaged by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment to consider whether and how environmentally responsible trade in recycled plastics could reduce leakage of plastic into the ocean in the Asia Pacific region.
The report is in three parts, investigating the links between trade and marine plastic pollution, the capacity gaps and needs for managing plastic waste in the Asia Pacific, and case studies on plastic waste management and trade in the Asia Pacific. Also included is an executive summary of the key findings from the report.
This project was undertaken as part of Australia’s involvement in the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy.
This report was not prepared by the department and may not meet Australian Government accessibility guidelines. If you require an accessible version of the publication, please contact HLPOAustralia@awe.gov.au.
The views and opinions expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Australian Government or the Portfolio Ministers for the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.