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Asiaphile is a monthly review of news and issues affecting the plastics packaging industry in Asia and covers raw materials, machinery manufacturers, converters, and brand owners

Five more years of market disruption

Since 1948, China’s five-year plans have – for better or worse – charted the direction of the country’s economic development. In previous years, they...

Crime time

As early as 2016, with well-publicised news of forthcoming Chinese solid waste import regulatory changes looming as a part of National Sword, scrap waste...

Joining the dots

As if 2020 wasn’t difficult enough, 2021 started with two complementary regulations, enacted a world apart on 1 January 2021, which will radically change...

Eye in the sky

The problem of ocean plastics waste has resurfaced again in Indonesia, mainly driven by the onset of the monsoon season, which brings torrential rain...

Vietnam in waste war

Vietnam has largely sidestepped the coronavirus pandemic with a mere 1,353 diagnosed positive cases, at the time of writing, and just 35 fatalities since...

EPR regulations confuse in India

India intends to move away entirely from single-use plastics (SUP) by 2022 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared a goal of making India a...

Taking responsibility

In the final part of a series reviewing China’s Solid Waste Law update and the tightening regulatory environment, Asiaphile investigates the changes to Extended...

Under the spotlight

In the second of a three-part series reviewing China’s Solid Waste Law upgrade and tightening regulatory environment, Asiaphile analyses the e-commerce crackdown   China’s booming e-commerce...

A phased approach

A major upgrade to China’s Solid Waste Law will have far-reaching consequences beyond Asia. Over the next three issues, Asiaphile will examine the law...

India flattens the distribution curve

In a bid to flatten the Covid-19 curve, the Indian government declared a complete lockdown of 1.3 billion people locked inside their homes on...

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