Waste Management News

Waste Cafe Campaign
Online commentators said the event was “disappointing” and noted it generated more waste instead. About 2,000 paper and plastic cups, which were collected back from patrons, will feature in upcoming exhibitions.
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China has the world’s largest continuous emissions monitoring system, but citizen help is needed for it to be effective against industrial pollution.
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As the Philippines caps off its celebration of Zero Waste month, environmentalists underscore how waste colonialism is not just about rich countries dumping their litter in developing Asian nations.
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Government hopes the zones will boost jobs and green growth, but some local people fear losing their land and incomes.
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Waste Management Opinion

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Two large consumer goods firms recently dismissed plastic credits as a solution to the plastic crisis. But without producer responsibility programmes like plastic crediting to unlock capital towards infrastructure and bridge a critical policy vacuum, how else do polluters suggest the world tackles the financing gap in the meantime?
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Asia is well-positioned to play a leading role in advancing the global plastic treaty. Indonesia and India provide good examples of how proactive national action plans can help unlock finance and encourage innovation in the private sector.
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Supporting start-ups can accelerate innovation and bring solutions to market faster, before our planet reaches its best before date.
The spike in plastics waste during the pandemic is worsening marine pollution.
Mounting marine pollution is choking the world’s oceans and rivers, especially in Southeast Asia — and it’ll only get worse unless something changes.
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Waste Management Videos

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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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EB Studio Recycling is key to tackling Singapore's waste problem, and everybody — including kids— can do their part for a better future.
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EB Studio Singapore gets through 2 million plastic bags a day. Why do Singaporeans use so many bags, and what will it take to reduce consumption?
Katherine Desbaillets, co-owner of SaladStop!
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.
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Waste Management Podcasts

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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.
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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.
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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