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China Environment Forum

Since 1997, the China Environment Forum's mission has been to forge U.S.-China cooperation on energy, environment, and sustainable development challenges. We play a unique nonpartisan role in creating multi-stakeholder dialogues around these issues.

InsightOut Issue 7 -- Cover

InsightOut Issue 7 - Turning the Tide: How Can Indonesia Close the Loop on Plastic Waste?

Indonesia is now second behind China as a source of ocean plastic, responsible for 10 percent of global plastic leakage. In the seventh issue of the China Environment Forum’s InsightOut series, we cast our net broadly to gather diverse voices and insights into how Indonesia can close the loop on plastic waste.

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Plastic Beach

Plastic Pollution

The Wilson Center recognizes that ocean plastics are a global issue.

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More from the China Environment Forum

  • The conflicting demand for water, energy and food is one of the defining challenges of the 21st century.  Under Global Choke Point, a collaborative initiative between Circle of Blue and the Wilson Center, CEF has created stories, infographics, videos, and workshops that explore the intensifying confrontation between growing energy demand, food needs, and declining freshwater supplies in China, India, and the United States. Our Choke Point: China work informed the creation of a water-energy track under the landmark 2014 U.S.-China Climate and Clean Energy Agreement. Today, our water-energy work is diving deep into low-carbon urban water solutions in the United States and China.

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  • CEF and the Wilson Center’s Serious Games Initiatives (SGI) are currently developing an educational digital game, The Plastic Pipeline, which will raise public awareness on the plastic product lifecycle and policies as well as consumer actions to slow plastic leakage into the ocean. To address the mounting issue of plastics, this project, partially funded by the National Geographic Society, will target diverse audiences around the globe and extend to related projects on waste management, disposal, and recycling in Asia.

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