Dr Lee Hui Mien, vice-president and team lead for sustainable solutions at Singapore's Mandai Park Development, entered the field before 'sustainability' became a buzzword. In this interview, she says her role is ultimately about bringing people together.
More than a decade after the country first introduced a ban on single-use plastic, China has announced a wide range of measures to put an end to the environmental blight that has tainted much of its land and rivers. How effective will it be?
Japanese plastics manufacturer Sekisui Chemical is the highest ranked Asian firm in a global index of the most sustainable corporations by Canadian publisher Corporate Knights. CK's boss says it is 'worrying' that there are not more Asian firms in the list.
Frederik Dahlmann –
If businesses want to thrive in this era of climate change and disruption, they need to be sustainable throughout their whole supply chain before they can claim to be doing good for the planet.
Sarah Parsons –
The narrative of the year will be if 2020 will be a turning point for the better or for the worse, says World Resources Institute president Andrew Steer. What stories should be watching out for?
Gang Chen –
The solids from wastewater plants are usually dumped into landfills because they are contaminated with heavy metals. Now there is a way to remove the metals so the waste can be used as fertiliser.
How does the food we buy from the supermarket affect the planet? Experts from the University of Newcastle come up with four simple rules to help us reduce our carbon footprint during the next grocery run.
Every year, the festive season sees consumption peaking, with billions being spent on holiday shopping in the United States and Canada. How can shoppers reduce their environmental footprint this Christmas?
One tonne of e-waste contains more gold than 17 tonnes of ore, making it a rich alternative to traditional mining. Recycling precious metals and minerals from used electronics can help make today's consumption patterns more environmentally sustainable.
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 ...