With surgical masks selling out all over Asia as the Covid-19 coronavirus spreads, how can concerned citizens help to protect themselves and others without damaging the planet? And are the more sustainable methods the safest?
Much of the technology to reduce emissions from agriculture and farming, and to optimise feed yields, is already available. But adoption of the science is lagging, says Pieter Nuboer, Asia Pacific president of DSM Nutritional Products.
Jeannie Kwok, who led the phasing out of plastic bottles and straws within the first year of heading corporate responsibility at Hilton, believes food waste is the key issue sustainability chiefs should be focusing on in 2020.
Tsitsi Matekaire –
Young people are increasingly connected by social media and other digital technology, with one in three people under the age of 18 with access to the Internet. This means more and more children are left vulnerable to sexual exploitation in an era where women are hyper-sexualised in popular culture.
Siobhan O'Sullivan –
Before you purchase that leather jacket, get your research done and consider how your buy is contributing to the animal welfare problem, writes social policy expert Siobhan O'Sullivan.
Obesity, rising car use, and pollution are the hallmarks of rapidly growing cities worldwide. But by embracing cycling culture and investing accordingly — especially in dedicated bike lanes — policymakers can help to meet these challenges.
Robin Hicks –
As Singapore-based salad bar chain SaladStop! marks its 10th anniversary, co-owner Katherine Desbaillets talks to Eco-Business about phasing out meat, food waste and single-use packaging, and dealing with customers who refuse to pay 10 cents for a plastic bag.
Tim Daubach and Zafirah Zein –
Around the world, indigenous people have historically suffered from abuse and rights violations, despite being critical to forest conservation. This tribe in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, just won rights over its land after a 40-year struggle. Are governments waking up to the reality that indigenous groups could lead the battle against climate change?
Produced and directed by Eco-Business managing editor Jessica Cheam and video journalist Fraser Morton, who journeyed to Norway earlier this year, the documentary has played to thousands of visitors at Marina Bay Sands’ ArtScience museum since its premiere on 4 October.
Zafirah Zein –
We're screwed, claims a government parody ad, as politicians drag their heels on climate change. Taking a shot at the Australian government, the video exposes the absurdity of longstanding political inaction to address the climate crisis and puts out a not-so-subtle call for collective action.