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In its study of the high-impact clients that the biggest ad holding companies work for, Planet Tracker estimates that these firms wield the combined emissions footprint of 530 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year from just 39 clients – larger than the carbon footprint of the United Kingdom, which accounts for 1.1 per cent of global emissions.
For the first time, the study by Planet Tracker goes beyond tracking fossil fuel clients that the world's ad heavyweights work for, but also look at advertisers that have a high waste and water footprint.
A Sungai Watch river barrier in Indonesia. One quarter of all PET bottles chucked into Indonesian rivers are Aqua branded. Image: Sungai Watch
French consumer goods giant Danone's bottled water brand Aqua is the most common type of trash found in Indonesian rivers, according to a litter audit by river clean-up NGO Sungai Watch.
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The company partly financed by carbon credits was producing 30 tonnes of compost a day, but couldn’t sell it, said co-founder Sean Nino.
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To prepare for climate-fuelled floods and heat, Bangladesh's garment factories are using new data sources, including worker input.
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Sportswear, athleisure and sneakers are big business. But they depend on fossil fuel-based materials, and recycling them is particularly tricky.
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Governments say targeted funding in green manufacturing and energy will boost the economy, create good jobs and enable low-carbon growth. But there are always difficult trade-offs and glossing over them could mean losing popular support.
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Engaging the world’s largest polluter on climate solutions has not been smooth sailing. Supply chains are highly inter-connected and businesses find that they need to tread along a tightrope between China and the West, even on climate.
Peace with Nature Singapore
Founder and managing director Jessica Cheam investigates the relationship between business and our natural world, and shares about the genesis of Eco-Business in this book chapter contribution to 'Peace and Nature', a book compilation of 50 essays and edited by Professor Tommy Koh, Lye Lin Heng and Shawn Lum launched in Singapore recently.
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Manufaktur Video

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Southeast Asia's largest energy consumer has been slow to transition to renewables, but recent policies point to greater expansion of the country's solar, tidal and geothermal energy production.
Daughter Riri Damayanti (left) and her father Syamsul Bahri (right) are colleagues at a palm oil company in South Sumatra.
Studio EB What has been the effect of this agribusiness company's dual-income policy on the households of its Indonesian workers?
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Studio EB In line with the Sustainable Development Goals' aim to eradicate poverty, a Japanese multinational electronics firm is providing power supply stations, solar storage and products to countries with little or no access to electricity.
Greenpeace ad used by Iceland in the United Kingdom has been banned for being political.
The ad, which was made by Greenpeace and rebadged by Iceland, was blocked from airing on television by the UK's ad watchdog because it broke rules on political advertising. Iceland says it is not anti-palm oil, 'we are anti-deforestation.'
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Manufaktur Podcasts

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?
How to fix plastic recycling
Recycling keeps some plastic out of waterways, but it is no silver bullet for ocean pollution. Ryan Schoenike of OceanCycle tells Eco-Business how recycled plastic certification works, and how his firm is faring in a sector rocked by Covid.
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Methane emissions, deforestation, water pollution, antibiotics overuse, animal welfare — the dairy industry faces a farmyard of sustainability issues. Eco-Business asked United States Dairy Export Council's Karen Scanlon how dairy farms can lighten their environmental impact.
Will Asia dine on plant-based eggs?
A Singapore-based firm has just hatched a new plant-based egg product. The company's founder, Vinita Choolani, tells the Eco-Business Podcast why plant-based eggs will soon be a popular addition to nasi lemak and fried noodles dishes all over the region.
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