China's plastic ban poses an immediate challenge to recyclers and manufacturers, which rely on the supply of foreign plastic and paper. But in the long term, the changes could lead to deep sectoral reforms.
The bad news: The world won't meet the SDGs on climate action, reducing inequalities, protecting marine life, and promoting responsible production and consumption by 2030. The good news: Companies that work to change this can reap huge commercial benefits.
One garment at a time, fashion students from Raffles College of Higher Education are helping to cut Singapore's 150,000 tonne textile and leather waste footprint through a collaborative upcycling project.
Deborah Drew –
It is clear that the linear take-make-waste model of the fashion industry is unsustainable, but how do other forms of production and consumption measure up? Here's what else we need to find out to change our clothing.
and Katie Pastor –
Tomorrow's markets will demand that businesses be more innovative, more efficient, and more sustainable than ever before. Not sure if your business is future ready? Here's a three-step method to find out.
Mark Liu –
Each year we produce more clothing, but the world is still facing a dearth of real and innovative technologies to deal with the waste produced by the fashion industry, writes University of Technology Sydney's Mark Liu. What do we do?
Ping Manongdo –
At the Eco Action Day event in Singapore last month, youth participants and industry veterans alike agreed that the circular economy isn’t only good for the environment, but is also a practical and profitable idea.