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Indonesia, India below average in plastics management ranking

Japan comes second but Asia lags behind despite producing half world's plastics

Workers unload bags of garbage collected from the shore, mostly plastics and domestic waste, in Jakarta in June.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Asia lags behind Europe in managing the life cycle of plastics -- from production to waste -- with Indonesia and India scoring below average in a report on 25 countries worldwide, released Tuesday.

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