#circular economy Berita

RGE-plantation
Studio EB Integrating nature and biodiversity into business practices is key to sustainable operations for Asean’s bioeconomy. However, the lack of pricing mechanisms and firmer regulations governing natural resources must see the region come together to address such challenges.
Bails of paper await processing at Tay Paper Recycling's facility in Tuas, western Singapiore.
The 34-year-old company is under judicial management. It made a name for itself by recycling millions of red packets discarded during Chinese New Year and is one of Singapore's biggest paper recyclers.
A single-use plastic soup spoon in use in HK
The city's disposable tableware ban which comes into force today has spooked small retailers over the price of "sustainable" items. Limited composting facilities is another concern. But NGOs hail the territory for the scope and breadth of measures to cut plastic pollution.
Tailors working in a local garment factory in Bangladesh
There is a disconnect between brands' pursuit of decarbonisation targets and the provision of financing to their suppliers. Companies such as H&M are now working with banks in the region on new loan structures to support factory upgrades. Will that make a difference?
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#circular economy Opini

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In Asia, industry experts have noted that there is an urgent need for the region to accelerate sustainable financing efforts to achieve net zero emission targets.
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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.
Iloilo blackout.
The Philippines may have boosted its renewables capacity, won a seat on a global climate finance fund, and operationalised a law to curb plastic pollution. But are these measures enough to ramp up the archipelago's low-carbon ambitions?
Greenpeace and other environmental groups are demanding that governments ban single-use plastic sachets by 2030.
In Indonesia and in other Southeast Asian nations, multilayer sachets are at the core of the plastic crisis. If companies such as Unilever and Procter & Gambles are serious about being part of the solution to the plastics crisis that they has helped create, they must commit to banning sachets – a desired outcome of the The Global Plastics Treaty.
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#circular economy Video

Kids recycle
Studio EB Recycling is key to tackling Singapore's waste problem, and everybody — including kids— can do their part for a better future.
Katherine Desbaillets, co-owner of SaladStop!
As Singapore-based salad bar chain SaladStop! marks its 10th anniversary, co-owner Katherine Desbaillets talks to Eco-Business about phasing out meat, food waste and single-use packaging, and dealing with customers who refuse to pay 10 cents for a plastic bag.
Plastic bag floats near bait ball. Image: WWF
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.
Paula Miquelis gitnb tcf 2018
Welcoming 3,800 people this year, the carbon neutral, zero waste festival has grown six-fold since its first edition in 2015.
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#circular economy Podcasts

EB Podcast: Climate Tech In Asia - Gogoro Founder Horace Luke
Eksklusif In this new podcast series 'Climate Tech in Asia', Eco-Business speaks to Gogoro chairman and CEO Horace Luke about the company's recent listing on the Nasdaq and its quest to electrify Asia's ubiquitous two-wheelers and make battery swapping mainstream.
Circular economy
Studio EB Clarissa Morawski from non-profit Reloop tells the Eco-Business podcast why the circular economy is key to the post-Covid recovery.
Green School students visit a school in Bali, Indonesia
Most schools only teach the science of climate change. Green School gives the skills needed to live in a warming world. Eco-Business asked Green School's Leslie Medema how to be real with children about climate change without scaring them.
The EB Podcast talked to Rob Kaplan
2020 was a bad year plastic recycling and ocean pollution. Eco-Business asked Circulate Capital CEO Rob Kaplan how the circular economy can be rebuilt in Asia this year.
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