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After INC-4, only one meeting is left for the world to reach a consensus on a treaty to limit plastics pollution. With festering disagreements surrounding a cap on plastic production, success is far from assured.
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The water crisis is sparking more interest from private equity and start-ups are dishing out solutions that are less capital-intensive, observe industry watchers. The data, however, points to a picture that is more mixed, with stop-start investment cycles that are largely cyclical.
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It is one of only a few English language regional publications to score multiple nominations at this year’s awards for its editorial work. The competition received more than 700 entries.
Bails of paper await processing at Tay Paper Recycling's facility in Tuas, western Singapiore.
The 34-year-old company is under judicial management. It made a name for itself by recycling millions of red packets discarded during Chinese New Year and is one of Singapore's biggest paper recyclers.
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Waste Management Opinion

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Asean states need to unite on a common stand to beat plastic waste, but national and local efforts matter too.
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A Malawian campaigner and scientist at the UN INC4 negotiations in Ottawa sets out four tests for the global plastic treaty.
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Regular stakeholder consultation is needed to address climate change and lessen pollution-related health impacts.
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Waste Management Videos

'Wasted' documentary
Launched as policymakers lock horns with petrochemicals lobbyists over a treaty to end plastic pollution, the documentary produced by Eco-Business asks why opportunities to solve humanity's waste crisis are being wasted. It will premiere in Singapore and screen on the sidelines of the upcoming COP28 climate summit.
The Green Mortician is Singapore's first water cremation service
The Green Mortician is the city-state's first water cremation service, which has a small carbon footprint compared to traditional funeral options.
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Watch: Singapore researchers are trying to give banana skins and coconut husks a new lease of life in water purification kits that can be used in disaster situations. They could one day also be used in the manufacture of batteries.
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EB Studio Singaporeans are well-known foodies, but around 800,000 tonnes of food is wasted every year. Why is so much food wasted, and what can consumers do about it?
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Waste Management Podcasts

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Why is there so much secrecy and controversy around sand extraction? Eco-Business speaks to Madhumitha Ardhanari to find out more about the narrative surrounding sand in Singapore, the largest importer of sand in the world.
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EB Studio As a landmark treaty is thrashed out to tackle plastic pollution, the Eco-Business Podcast debates whether the world is ready to pay a premium for packaging that doesn't damage the planet.
Circular economy
EB Studio Clarissa Morawski from non-profit Reloop tells the Eco-Business podcast why the circular economy is key to the post-Covid recovery.
WEF China
The World Economic Forum – best known for its Annual Meeting in Davos since 1971 – has been a dynamic platform bringing together the best in business, politics and society to shape global industry agendas. How is WEF helping to shape China’s economic goals alongside its environmental and societal priorities?
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