The Incubation Network , a partnership between The Circulate Initiative and SecondMuse, alongside Resource Recycling Systems (RRS) Asia have developed a no-cost, online video learning series entitled, Circularity Concepts: Exploring Key Drivers of the Plastic Circular Economy.The educational series is designed to bolster awareness and knowledge of new and emerging issues, key policies, and other strategic efforts for implementing sustainable recycling solutions to help organizations meet 2025 circular economy goals with a focus on Southeast Asia and India.
The five-part video series, with downloadable presentations, covers a series of topics to grow understanding of material issues and actions companies might consider to reduce their consumption of plastic or utilize alternative materials and business models moving forward. For example, one topic reviews the current state and use of plastic credits in the region while another looks at reuse and refill strategies – emerging strategies that can support transition towards a more circular economy.
“At a time when there are some projections that ocean plastics will quadruple by 2050, finding solutions to better manage and recover waste plastics is critical to the health of our oceans and communities. The Incubation Network designed this series with the support of The Circulate Initiative to help organizations better understand the latest methods and technologies available to reach sustainability goals as we move toward a circular economy,” said Anne Johnson, Principal and VP, RRS.
“Circularity Concepts will help to open doors for circular economy innovation. Beneath the underbelly of Asia’s plastic waste challenge is a web of complex stakeholder, cultural and social structures that can be incredibly difficult to unpack alone. This is where The Incubation Network comes in, to connect our community of changemakers with learning tools and resources like Circularity Concepts to better identify pain points and map out opportunities for better solutions,” said Simon Baldwin, Global Head of Circularity at SecondMuse.
“The greatest impact comes from an ecosystem approach – corporates, startups, investors, and policymakers working together to develop circular economy solutions. To this end, we recognize the importance of addressing knowledge gaps in the system to facilitate action. Drawing on our subject matter expertise and understanding of the circular plastic value chain, we supported The Incubation Network and RRS Asia in identifying priority topics for Circularity Concepts and sought to showcase the circular economy in action through practical, real-world examples,” said Umesh Madhavan, Research Director at The Circulate Initiative.
The Circularity Concepts: Exploring Key Drivers of the Plastic Circular Economy modules are now available at https://www.circularityconcepts.org/.