The 'Don't waste, reduce lah' campaign by Singapore Environment Council calls on Singaporeans to curb plastic bag use to two a day, and businesses and policymakers to find better ways to deal with the city-state's growing waste burden—a plastic bag tax was not among the recommendations.
The average Singaporean uses an unconscionable 13 plastic bags a day. With its only landfill site fast filling up, what are consumers and businesses doing to defuse Singapore’s plastic waste time bomb?
The Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum & Exhibition (MIECF) hosted by the Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China has 'Shaping of Eco-cities for Inclusive Green Economy' as this year's theme.
Ken Kawai –
With increasing urbanisation, Asia faces enormous challenges to ensure environmental sustainability and the liveability of its cities while maintaining economic growth. But the solutions are already within our reach, says Ken Kawai of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
Frank Rijsberman –
Advances in technology is making it possible to make the bioeconomy—defined as the agriculture and forestry industries—more sustainable without sacrificing productivity. Frank Rijsberman of the Global Green Growth Institute highlights examples of green growth.
Elaine Tan –
Singapore is a laggard in how it manages plastic waste. Businesses are not held accountable for the plastics they produce, and incineration is incentivised over recycling. Here's what the city-state should do differently.
With the end-of-year sales beckoning, is fabric choice the key to more responsible clothes shopping? Patsy Perry from the University of Manchester explains the impact of fast fashion and how to be a better consumer.
Medilyn Manibo –
China's city of Shenzhen will play host to the world's largest waste-to-energy power plant by 2020, which will be capable of burning 5,000 tonnes of garbage daily. Here's how they're doing it.
Thermal and Digestion Waste-to-Energy Technologies Worldwide contains comprehensive data on the worldwide market for waste to energy technologies (incineration, gasification, pyrolysis and thermal depolymerization, and anaerobic digestion), including historic (2006-2010) ...