'Plastic-free shopping' chain Scoop mandates customers to wear disposable plastic gloves before entering its stores in Singapore to protect against Covid-19 contagion. The Australian firm says the measure is to reduce the threat of its business closing.
With surgical masks selling out all over Asia as the Covid-19 coronavirus spreads, how can concerned citizens help to protect themselves and others without damaging the planet? And are the more sustainable methods the safest?
Plastic restrictions are sweeping Asia, but the sustainability chief of a regional food and beverage trade association says such measures are not the most effective solution. The industry cannot do without packaging, says Edwin Seah.
Virginia Brunton –
Much of the food waste Australians generate is not managed responsibly, but there are things the country can, and must, do to change that. After all, any action to get food waste out of landfills is action on climate, writes Virginia Brunton of Australian environmental consultancy firm MRA.
and Jamie Pringle –
Each year more than 300 tonnes of processed gold are dumped in landfills. What if we could mine landfills for gold and other precious metals, ask researchers from Keele University.