programme – day 4 tab


08:00 – 09.00

Coffee break


Opening plenary - Take it Back! Bring it back!: Solutions for illegal trade in plastic waste


This session will consider the multi-pronged initiatives being undertaken by both source and recipient countries, national and international frameworks to clean up the plastic waste trade. Policies such as the Basel Convention will be discussed, as well as the role of enforcement agencies in addressing the challenges brought by the illegal trade in plastic waste.




11.45 – 13.00

Plenary Session - I want to live forever: Solutions to close the loop for packaging, recycling and e-commerce

13.00 - 14.15

This session will consider how businesses in the South East Asian region are beginning to respond to the immense challenge of packaging waste by setting their own targets on recycling rates and recycled plastic usage. It will review how governments are implementing policies to eliminate selected plastic items. Other actions to help close the loop include: Design for recyclability for second life / material recycling, material bans / restrictions, policies on alternative packaging, source segregation and separated collection and extended producer responsibility (EPR).



Coffee break


Plenary session – Voices for solutions to the plastic pollution conundrum

16.00 - 16:45

This session will raise collective regional voices for solutions to the plastic pollution conundrum.


Following a multimedia presentation, the ‘fireside-chat’ style session will feature messages of urgency, pledges, announcements and commitments from various perspectives – of national and local governments, research and academia, private sector, community groups, youth and media.


The aim is to focus on ways forward and collective actions, examplifying a partnership approach for marine plastic pollution prevention in South East Asia.



Closing Summary - SEA of Solutions 2019: Outcome, roadmap and action plan on marine litter and pollution prevention

16:45 - 16:50


Partnership cocktails


End of Day 4

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