Closed Loop Ocean


In 2017, the American Chemistry Council and the World Plastics Council joined a coalition of partners to support Closed Loop Ocean (CLP). CLP, an initiative of Closed Loop Partners in partnership with Ocean Conservancy, is designed to fund waste infrastructure solutions in Southeast Asia, with a focus on investments to improve collection, sorting and recycling markets, particularly across the plastic value chain. And as research indicates that the majority of plastic debris originates from five fast growing economies in Asia—Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand and China—the initiative will focus initially on galvanizing investment in waste management and recycling solutions in Southeast Asia.