Luncheon meat, known in some places as Spam, is popular in many parts of Asia but contains compounds that can potentially cause cancer. OmniFoods says its new product is cruelty-free and does not contain nitrates and nitrites.
To close the fashion loop, collectors of unwanted clothing and other players will need new capabilities. Garment recycling systems should be set up at the right locations, and there must be consumer demand for upcycled threads.
The country’s migrant workers, most of whom are low-wage, have thus far been put up at places such as army camps and vacated public housing blocks as part of safe distancing measures. Going forward, cruise ships may be deployed.
and Junice Yeo –
Four in five of the world’s workforce is on lockdown due to Covid-19, with no end in sight. The post-pandemic world order needs one familiar function to tie social sustainability together – human resources.
Justin Robertson and Danny Marks –
Environmentalists need to be more conversant in business models and principles, while problem-solving engineers could benefit from engaging with natural and social scientists. The best solutions will emerge when students and researchers from different disciplines work together.
Robin Hicks –
In the first in a new video series where sustainability leaders interview each other about the toughest things about their jobs, Simon Lord of Malaysian palm oil giant Sime Darby Plantation went head to head with Pamela Mar of Hong Kong-based textile and apparel giant Fung Group.
An independent media organisation in a tough industry, Eco-Business has striven to be Asia Pacific’s go-to source for all things sustainable business. To mark our seventh birthday, we've put together a video about our work and how we define purposeful journalism.
Shreya Dasgupta, Mongabay.com –
Hong Kong government’s three-step plan to ban ivory trade by 2021 received the go-ahead from the Chief Executive in Council, and the legislature amendments will be tabled before the Legislative Council in the first half of 2017.
Medilyn Manibo –
Non-profit groups WildAid and African Wildlife Foundation have released a video containing undercover footage, exposing ivory laundering in Hong Kong and the loopholes in its regulations on smuggled tusks.