A proposal for a US$423 million facility is expected to be approved in one of the biggest cities in the country's capital, despite a law banning incineration. Critics say city governments are at the losing end of this technology.
This year's Ecosperity conference explored how to get Asia's circular economy spinning, speed up Southeast Asia's clean energy transition, and better manage the region's dwindling water resources. Here's what we learned this year.
A fossil fuel-derived material that is highly polluting to the environment, plastic is a huge problem in the Philippines, a country that consistently tops rankings for the most vulnerable to climate impacts.
Rodney Stewart and Hengky SalimOz Sahin –
If not addressed, ageing solar panels and batteries will create a mountain of hazardous waste for Australia over the coming decades, say researchers from Griffith University.
Hugh Weldon –
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?
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China is often portrayed as an environmental and social villain by the West. However, from fighting pollution to poverty alleviation, no country has done more for sustainable development, argues Junice Yeo.
If plastics were a country, it would be the fifth highest emitter in the world. Abandoning the needless demand for plastic is key to averting a climate breakdown, Solent University's Laurie Wright writes.
Technology can harm our ailing planet if the process by which we produce modern-day gadgets is planned improperly. See why the world needs circular solutions to develop sustainably and why energy has a crucial role to play.
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.
Hannah Alcoseba Fernandez –
Breaking up is not so hard if it’s a toxic relationship. Singaporean comedian Judee Tan shares her tips on how to dump single-use plastic for a love affair with sustainable living.
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 ...