In pursuit of sustainable development, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) together with the European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD), with the support of the Enhanced EU-ASEAN Dialogue Instrument (E-READI) and the ASEAN Secretariat S&T Division hosted the EU-ASEAN Dialogue on GreenTech& Innovation Mapping: Green Technologies for Plastic Value Chain Management Webinar Series. This engagement isthe fourth installment of the six-part webinar series.
This webinar particularly focused on plastic wastes consolidation and recycling approaches. The speakers from ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) and the EU (European Union) zeroed in on the importance of policy frameworks and models on plastic waste consolidation, segregation, and recycling. Special talks of relevant EU Horizon 2020-funded projects addressing issues on plastic wastes were alsopresented.
This initiative aims to provide a platform for dialogues on green technology markets, particularly among innovators, and to promote EU-ASEAN Technology Cooperation and Transfer. The focus on plastic value chain management can facilitate discussions on the present and future of plastic waste management and its key elements, including new technologies and solutions on plastic waste consolidation, segregation, and recycling to close the loop towards a circular economy.
The fifth EU-ASEAN Webinar Series is scheduled on 24 June 2021 that will focus on the innovative approaches in managing plastic wastes in the marine environment. Registration for this may be accessed through this link: bit.ly/GreenTech5.