Unless there is a change of course, the amount of plastic waste in the world’s oceans will outweigh the fish that live in them, by 2050, said the United Nations Secretary-General on Saturday, declaring that the world now faces a “global emergency” over the oceans.
How can businesses use their influence to build sustainable industries? Mining urban waste streams for valuable resources is one way to start, said sustainability leaders at this year's Eco Action Day.
Bakti Berlyanto Sedayu –
Bioplastics are a better alternative to fossil fuel-based plastics, but forces humanity to choose between using crops for food or for plastic. University of Victoria's Bakti Berlyanto Sedayu explains why seaweed could be the answer to this.
Valeria Lvovna Gelman
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Those outside the formal workforce remain stigmatised even though they contribute significantly to the economy. However, three countries have made the effort to bring informal workers into society.
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.
The syringes, needles, expired pills that are used in healthcare must be disposed in a way that is both responsible and environmentally friendly. Health Care Without Harm Asia's Pats Oliva outlines four considerations for the healthcare industry.
The latest addition to our publications series “Informal Waste Management”, a report that we have constructed after interviewing dozens of stakeholders, visiting waste management sites, and following the paths of ...