Businesses must move away from today’s ‘take-make-waste’ linear model towards an economy that is regenerative by design to tackle the emissions from producing products and managing land, a new report urges.
A new report from Greenpeace contends that multinational consumer goods companies are addressing the global plastics crisis with 'false solutions' that harm the environment, such as the replacement of plastic straws with paper ones.
Kevin Moss –
The circular economy promises many benefits, not least reducing the carbon footprint of various major industries such as food, energy, waste and water. However, it is no silver bullet for sustainability, writes WRI's Kevin Moss.
Juhri Selamet –
According to data, Jakarta and its neighbouring province Banten have some of the world’s filthiest air. Why has the government failed to communicate the problems associated with bad air quality to Jakartans?
Nepal, with its stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage, remains one of the poorest countries in Asia despite surging visitor numbers. On a recent trekking trip, Zafirah Zein witnessed the impact of tourism on its environment and people, and wonders what the future of tourism will look like in developing Asia.
Meatless Mondays and transparent supply chains are not enough to cut global emissions from food. What is the 'green consumer revolution' that UN Environment Programme Young Champion of the Earth Hugh Weldon is pushing for instead?
Micah Castelo, Mongabay.com –
The Philippine government has begun the process of relocating more than 200,000 families living along waterways to restore Manila Bay, the main body of water in the capital.
Ying Xuan Kong –
A campaign by the WWF Singapore has revealed that the average person consumes approximately 5g of plastic every week. The NGO is calling on governments and businesses around the world to forge a global treaty to tackle plastic pollution.
Hannah Alcoseba Fernandez –
Nine months after she was appointed to lead Malaysia's environment ministry, Yeo Bee Yin spoke to Eco-Business about gender equality, plastic pollution and boosting the country's green industry.
Plastic waste is a growing concern worldwide. Recent publications and reports have highlighted the significant risk related to the mismanagement of plastic for the environment, the human health, and the ...
As Asia pursues industrial growth, the world's fastest growing region is struggling to balance development with sustainable resource use, and ensuring that prosperity is fairly shared. This report examines the ...