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Singapore should lead hub to manage ocean plastic

The potential returns of investing in waste management are huge, and the Republic can plug the financing and innovation gaps.

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Ocean Conservancy estimates that a 45% global reduction in plastic leakage to the oceans can be achieved by 2025 by improving waste management and recycling in South and South-east Asia.

LAST year capped with the failure of the COP 25 UN climate talks in Madrid, which showed little progress towards limiting global warming as countries failed to agree on many of the much-needed outcomes.

One of the most contentious points was on finance, with developing countries asking...

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