About Asia Plastics Forum (APF)
APF was formed in 1991 and currently comprise 12 member countries – Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.
The APF was established to share and exchange information regarding the plastics industry and economic issues in the Asian region, assist with finding solutions, and foster close business cooperation among the plastics processors in the Asian region. In the past few years, APF has been concentrating on sustainability issues affecting the plastics industry, with a focus on addressing waste management and marine litter concerns.
About ASEAN Federation of Plastic Industries (AFPI)
The ASEAN Federation of Plastic Industries (AFPI) is a regional grouping of plastics industrial associations from the ASEAN countries. Presently, the AFPI constitutes of seven member countries, that is, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Together they represent a total of more than 3,000 plastic companies.
The AFPI was formed on 5 December 1981. It is recognised by the ASEAN Chambers of Commerce and Industry under the umbrella of the Working Group on Trade & Industrial Co-operation as a sole body from the private sector to represent the plastic industries.
Imbued with the spirit of “Unity & Friendship”, AFPI seeks to promote intra-ASEAN economic co-operation and co-ordination in the field of the plastic industry. Its other purpose is to develop and initiate the preparation and implementation of plans, programmes and projects that will promote intra-ASEAN plastics industries and trade.