The PLasticity Podcast

March 2019

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In The Plasticity Podcast, Marcy speaks with innovators and entrepreneurs in the world of recycling, to find out what needs to happen in Asia for us to move away from the plastic linear economy of produce, consume, and discard and create a more circular economy of reuse and recycle.

Created by Marcy Trent Long
Produced in collaboration with Ocean Recovery Alliance.
Written, edited and mixed by Sam Bekemans
Music by Alexander Mauboussin

 

Episode 1

Ocean Plastics Charter

The Ocean Plastics Charter pledges to recycle and reuse at least 55% of plastic packaging by 2030. It also commits brands to increase the amount of recycled plastic content in their packaging by 50%.

GUESTS:
DOUG WOODRING, FOUNDER/MANAGING DIRECTOR AT OCEAN RECOVERY ALLIANCE
ELLEN JACKOWSKI, GLOBAL HEAD OF SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY & INNOVATION AT HP
DR. BEN R. JORDAN, SENIOR DIRECTOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
ASHWIN SUBRAMANIAM, CEO & FOUNDER AT GA CIRCULAR (GONE ADVENTURIN’)
HARSHA REDDY, HEAD OF GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY AT INDORAMA VENTURES PCL


Episode 2

It’s All About Infrastructure

Moving to a plastic circular economy in Asia requires changes in behaviour and better waste management infrastructure.

GUESTS:
TRISH HYDE, MANAGING DIRECTOR AT THE PLASTICS CIRCLE, FOUNDER AT PLASTX
DOUG WOODRING, FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR AT OCEAN RECOVERY ALLIANCE
ASHWIN SUBRAMANIAM, CEO & FOUNDER AT GA CIRCULAR (GONE ADVENTURIN’)


Episode 3

Define Recycling?

What can be done to lower the cost of recycling plastics in Asia, so we can further increase the scale of production to make recycling easier and more profitable? 

GUESTS:
ASHWIN SUBRAMANIAM, CEO & FOUNDER AT GA CIRCULAR (GONE ADVENTURIN’)
KIAN HOE SEAH, MANAGING DIRECTOR AT HENG HIAP INDUSTRIES SDN BHD
HARSHA REDDY, HEAD OF GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY AT INDORAMA VENTURES PCL
RAVISH MAJITHIA, FOUNDER AND CEO OF MAGNOMER
RENAE KEZAR, SENIOR DIRECTOR, GLOBAL LEADER OF SUSTAINABILITY AT AVERY DENNISON


Episode 4

As Good As New

The innovation in the recycling industry shows that recycled materials are not necessarily of a lower quality. Asia is only starting to embrace the many things that can be made from recycled plastic.

GUESTS:
BRIAN THURSTON, SENIOR ADVISOR, PLASTIC DISCLOSURE PROJECT
JOSE LOPEZ, SENIOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER AT MINIWIZ SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT CO. LTD.
KIAN HOE SEAH, MANAGING DIRECTOR AT HENG HIAP INDUSTRIES SDN BHD
ELLEN JACKOWSKI, GLOBAL HEAD OF SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY & INNOVATION AT HP
DOUG WOODRING, FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR AT OCEAN RECOVERY ALLIANCE