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EB Studio The tech major has been investing heavily in the region to leverage digital growth opportunities, and encouraging local sustainability ventures to use its advanced software tools.
Packaging for Taiwanese bottled water brand pH Balancer bears the plastic resin identification code for PET. Though the circular recycling symbol implies recyclability, it actually refers to the type of plastic used. Only 81 per cent of PET is recycled globally.
Using misleading recycling symbols, the plastics industry has duped regulators and consumers into believing in the circularity of plastic, a study by Planet Tracker finds. The non-profit warns investors of plastic liability risks.
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Oil was spotted in waters off Changi on Singapore's east coast, four days after a tanker collision near the island state's southern waters. Authorities will assess if habitat restoration efforts are needed.
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Public beaches on Singapore's resort island of Sentosa as well as East Coast Park were closed to swimmers after a tanker collision at a port terminal caused oil to spill into the waters.
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Singapore Opinion

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For Southeast Asia, it need not be a binary choice between maintaining status quo or pushing for 'degrowth'. Reducing emissions without neglecting job growth imposes lower social costs, and can be a pathway to take for the region.
A row of newly-launched hydrogen buses queuing to serve Kuching commuters on January 21, 2020
Hydrogen has a role to play in a world trying to wean itself off fossil fuels, despite concerns over its green credentials
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Asean states need to unite on a common stand to beat plastic waste, but national and local efforts matter too.

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Degrowth is a dead end

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Singapore Videos

EB NVPC Corporate Purpose Video
EB Studio Amid fresh debates about what corporate purpose should be, there is mounting evidence that corporate purpose leads to stronger brand reputation, better talent attraction and more resilience, leading to improved financial performance.
'Wasted' documentary
Launched as policymakers lock horns with petrochemicals lobbyists over a treaty to end plastic pollution, the documentary produced by Eco-Business asks why opportunities to solve humanity's waste crisis are being wasted. It will premiere in Singapore and screen on the sidelines of the upcoming COP28 climate summit.
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EB Studio Asia's green transition pathways need to be socially inclusive given huge differences in economic development across the region, says experts at the Boston Consulting Group. State-owned enterprises have an "outsized" role to play, they add.
The Green Mortician is Singapore's first water cremation service
The Green Mortician is the city-state's first water cremation service, which has a small carbon footprint compared to traditional funeral options.
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Singapore Podcasts

"We are already at 1.1°C of warming – a matter of life and death for the Global South", says Professor Winston Chow, the recently appointed co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's working group on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability.
The Singapore scientist, recently elected to the UN's top climate body, tells the Eco-Business Podcast about the precarious state of climate adaptation in developing Asia. The region is not well-prepared to manage the cascading risks of extreme climate events, he says.
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EB Studio Plant-based milks have grown in popularity in recent years, driven by a combination of health, environmental and practical concerns. Nutritionists on the Eco-Business podcast, produced in association with Kerry, weigh the pros and cons of non-dairy milk.
Action against greenwashing in Asia
Japan-based academic Kim Schumacher, who coined the term "competence greenwashing", believes that the pursuit of societal harmony might be standing in the way of Asia calling out greenwashing. He tells the Eco-Business Podcast how exaggerated ESG claims are likely to be tackled in 2023 and beyond.
Pretending to be an ESG guru while actually knowing little or nothing about environmental or social issues is known as competency greenwash
Former Monetary Authority of Singapore sustainability chief Darian McBain and recruiter Paddy Balfour tell the Eco-Business podcast why people are exaggerating their ESG expertise and why that's a problem in a key region for sustainable development.
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