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Asia's shift to plastic recycling needs more capital

Region's investors have opportunity to impact shift to sustainable economy

| Southeast Asia
A worker sorts out plastic pellets for recycling in Bogor, Indonesia: Asia presents huge investment opportunities in the circular economy for plastics.   © Cover Images/AP

Rob Kaplan is founder and chief executive of Circulate Capital, an investment management firm dedicated to financing efforts in South and Southeast Asia to reduce the flow of plastic waste into the ocean.

Calls for action to tackle the consequences of plastic pollution are growing rapidly, yet the amount of capital mobilized to address the issue has not been sufficient to make a significant dent.

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