High-Level Roundtable on Financing Plastics Circularity, Sweden
June 2022 started as a hectic month. Apart from all other regular activities, our Chairman, Mr. Surendra Patawari, participated in the High-Level Roundtable on Financing Plastic Circularity in Stockholm, Sweden on the 1st of June 2022. This Roundtable was followed by a host of networking events the following day.
The Roundtable was convened to explore innovative financing solutions needed to end plastic waste. Discussions were also held on the role of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), their contribution to plastic circularity, and the need for international cooperation across the lifecycle of plastics.
Ms. Annika Strandhäll (Minister for Climate and the Environment, Ministry of the Environment, Sweden) and Ms. Monica Medina (Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State) extended a personal invitation to Mr. Surendra on behalf of the Government of Sweden. This invitation is a landmark in the role of global recycling and the role our company plays in the world of recycling.
The Roundtable was conceived, organized, and conducted by The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) and UNDP. Attendees included prominent dignitaries and more than 20 speakers representing governments at the ministerial level, UN entities, Development Finance Institutions, the private sector and finance, and civil society.
Our Chairman provided his input and spoke on various critical aspects of the Plastic Value Chain, Global Investment opportunities, and how to leverage and scale innovative Public-Private financing. His inputs were well received and appreciated, and he received a big round of applause.