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The Embassy invites you to The New Plastic Economy: Beyond Buzzwords on 21 March

News   •   Mar 15, 2019 14:06 +08

The New Plastic Economy: Beyond Buzzwords

Plastic products surround us in our everyday life. Since the invention of plastic, it has helped

accommodate for technological breakthroughs and rapid economic progress. However, the qualities that make plastic such a useful and widespread material also makes it an incredibly lasting and harmful pollutant. Regrettably, recovery and recycling measures for plastics have not kept up with the increased production and consumption. Today, marine and plastic litter constitutes a mammoth challenge, threatening the world’s marine wild life, marine ecosystems and ultimately human health.

The good news is that the topic is making its way to the top of the agenda of politicians, governments, civil society groups, and private businesses alike. A plethora of different initiatives, platforms, products and research and development to tackle this immense challenge, is surfacing every day.

Join us for this talk and learn more about the New Plastic Economy and how it matters!

When: Thursday 21 March 2019 from 14.00 - 16.30

Where: Singapore Sustainability Academy on 180 Kitchener Road (6th floor)


14.00 – 14.15: Arrival and registration

14.15 - 14.20: Esther An from Singapore Sustainability Academy – opening remark

14.20 – 14.35: Morten Høglund (Norwegian Ambassador to ASEAN)- presentation

14.35 -15.45: Panel discussion moderated by Ms Kakuko Nagatani – Yoshida from UN Environment.

15.15.50-16.30: Networking and coffee/tee

Please read more about the event and the panelists and register HERE.

Speakers and panelists:

Ms Esther An - Chief Sustainability Officer at City

Developments Limited

Mr Morten Høglund - Norway's Ambassador to ASEAN

Ms Sumangali Krishnan - Head of Research, GA Circular

Mr Han Zhang - Sustainability and Advocacy Leader for Dow

Packaging & Specialty Plastics Asia Pacific

Mr Kim Stengert - Chief, Strategic Communication and External

Relations WWF Singapore

Mr Pascal de Petrini - Senior Vice President Chairman ASIA


Ms Esha Sar - Manager, Plastics & Circular Economy at World

Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)


Ms Kakuko Nagatani - Yoshida - UN Environment

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