Who’s leading and lagging in the renewables race in Southeast Asia, banks quitting coal, an op-ed on eco-colonialism—these were among the topics that resonated most with our readers this year. Here’s why.
A Japanese printing and packaging manufacturer is trialing a reusable container scheme in Singapore. It costs nothing for the user, offers cut-priced meals and reduces single-use plastic waste. But it is not working. Why?
The CanO Water brand from the UK is resealable, reuseable and can be recycled endlessly because is made from aluminium, the world's most recycled packaging material. But will plastic-addicted Singapore residents buy it?
The green group has had its licence to work with Indonesia's environment ministry on nature park conservation terminated. Its support of West Papua's declaration to conserve its forests could be a factor. Should other foreign-based NGOs be worried about their future in the climate-critical archipelago?
Bertrand Badré and Philippe Heim –
Financial institutions must address the issue of technological sustainability, especially with regard to data, robotics, and artificial intelligence. Although these new technologies have vast potential, businesses also need to understand their risks, social impact, and ethical implications.
Brendan Canavan –
Rising demand for new experiences in far-flung locations places burden on the environment, straining ecosystems and encouraging higher energy consumption in remote places. How can the experience economy keep local sustainability in mind?
Lily Fuhr –
Photos of littered beaches and whales ingesting plastic bags have focused media and political attention on the problem of plastic waste. But the plastic crisis is not just about what ends up in the ocean; it is about whether we are capable of achieving a sustainable existence on this planet.
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.
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?
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.
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