After China closed its doors to waste imports, the burden has fallen on Southeast Asia to manage the world's trash. What are the technologies the region needs to better manage its growing waste burden?
About 10 per cent of Southeast Asia lacks access to stable electricity, and many people live on remote islands. Emerging technologies could help bring power to far-flung locations and meet the region’s growing energy and waste management needs. But challenges abound.
Southeast Asia is a major contributor to the plastic that is choking the world’s oceans. With nations plagued by poor municipal rubbish collection systems, experts say the private sector needs to speed up efforts to stem the flow of waste.