Plastic waste is a growing menace, and a wasted opportunity

Plastic waste is a growing menace, and a wasted opportunity

March 29, 2021

Category:

Circular Economy

Alfonso Garcia Mora is IFC Vice President for Asia and Pacific. Victoria Kwakwa is World Bank Vice President for East Asia and Pacific.

The use of plastics is deeply embedded in our daily lives, in everything from grocery bags and cutlery to water bottles and sandwich wrap. But the quest for convenience has gone too far and we are failing to use plastics efficiently, wasting valuable resources and harming the environment.

Plastic waste is a growing menace, and a wasted opportunity