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The ICM Falk Foundation powers innovation and circularity for a sustainable world.

We focus on supporting solutions for plastics waste and pollution reduction in Asia.

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The ICM Falk Foundation’s Approach

The ICM Falk Foundation is a private family foundation with a strong legacy of supporting innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship.

What?

300,000,000 tons of plastic waste are produced globally/year.

80% ends up in landfills or the environment and only 9% gets recycled.

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Why?

We will have more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050. Governments around the world have joined the Global Plastic Action Partnership network to effectively address this concern.

How?

We will be supporting Asia's innovation capacity to reduce plastics reliance and waste.

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We Need To Rethink
The Way We Use Plastic

Over 1 million plastic bottles are sold across the world every minute, but less than half of these bottles are being recycled. Meanwhile, 5 trillion single-use plastic bags are used each year, with the vast majority discarded only to endlessly circulate the Earth's oceans.

1,000,000 Plastic Bottles
are sold across
the world every minute
5,000,000,000,000 Single-use Plastic Bags
used each year
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Data from UN Environment​, 2018​

Today Our planet is
drowning in plastic pollution

Around the world, one million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute, while up to 5 trillion single-use plastic bags are used worldwide every year. In total, half of all plastic produced is designed to be used only once — and then thrown away.

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tonnes of plastic was produced

Plastic waste generation had more than tripled in two decades, following a similar rise in plastic production.

Data from UN Environment​, 2018​
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Today Our planet is
drowning in plastic pollution

Around the world, one million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute, while up to 5 trillion single-use plastic bags are used worldwide every year. In total, half of all plastic produced is designed to be used only once — and then thrown away.

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tonnes of plastic waste every year

We produce about 300 million tonnes of plastic waste every year. That’s nearly equivalent to the weight of the entire human population

Data from UN Environment​, 2018​
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Data from UN Environment​, 2018​

News & Blog

May 17, 2021

Circular Economy: Global aspirations are only as good as local actions

The concept of a circular economy has emerged globally as a theoretical alternative to our current system. The path to the circular economy adoption begins locally, at home… Enter Mai Nguyen - a local practitioner’s evolving application of global circular economy concepts.

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January 10, 2021

New Growth Opportunities by Fighting Plastic Pollution in Vietnam

Plastic waste will outnumber the world’s entire fish population by 2050 unless we do something to address the problem now. (​World Economic Forum​, 2016)​ .

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January 10, 2021

Building Post COVID Resilience Using Circularity in Plastics

While the COVID pandemic has led to a welcome, positive, yet short-term reprieve for the environment – with reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions, water pollution

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Circular Economy: Global aspirations are only as good as local actions

May 17, 2021

The concept of a circular economy has emerged globally as a theoretical alternative to our current system. The path to the circular economy adoption begins locally, at home… Enter Mai Nguyen - a local practitioner’s evolving application of global circular economy concepts.

Introducing the New Face of ICM Falk

February 3, 2021

The Ida C. and Morris Falk Foundation is moving forward and we want you to join us! We are pleased to announce the official rebranding and launch of our new website icmfalkfoundation.org !

Building Post COVID Resilience Using Circularity in Plastics

January 10, 2021

While the COVID pandemic has led to a welcome, positive, yet short-term reprieve for the environment – with reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions, water pollution

New Growth Opportunities by Fighting Plastic Pollution in Vietnam

January 10, 2021

Plastic waste will outnumber the world’s entire fish population by 2050 unless we do something to address the problem now. (​World Economic Forum​, 2016)​ .

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