Investing To Reduce Plastic Pollution In South and Southeast Asia

This brief summarizes Circulate Capital's Handbook for Action, which draws heavily on the assessment done by Circulate Capital on the prospects for investing in the waste management and recycling sectors in South and Southeast Asia countries (India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam). The assessment found that the absence of waste management and recycling companies with strong and transparent track records of profitability, combined with questions about the bankability of infrastructure projects, has prevented institutional investors from allocating capital to waste management projects.