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Poor communities turn plastic waste into saleable products

Asia and the Pacific are awash in plastic garbage. Nearly one third of plastic trash escapes waste collection systems. To beat plastic pollution, microentrepreneurs are transforming trash into cash using these real-life examples.

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    Reddy, Vangimalla R.; Anbumozhi, Venkatachalam (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, 2017-05-30)
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    Volz, Ulrich (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2018-03-30)
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