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Fighting for Trash Free Seas®

Ending the flow of trash at the source

The Role of Gender in Waste Management

Every year, 8 million metric tons of plastic enters our ocean. Over half of this plastic comes from five rapidly growing economies in Southeast Asia, three of which are explored in this study: Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. Improving waste management infrastructures in these countries has been identified as one of the most effective tools in combating the ocean plastic crisis. The report explores the role that women have to play in developing these systems, and how they can be better supported.

This report was produced through funding from the Global Environment Facility as part of the project “Addressing Marine Plastics—A Systemic Approach” that is implemented by UN Environment in partnership with Ocean Conservancy, the New Plastics Economy Initiative of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and GRID Arendal. The report was produced by GA Circular.

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