Both palm oil producers and environmental activists expressed dismay over the European Union's move, saying the policy is discriminatory and will still allow palm oil used as biofuels to continue to be treated as a renewable fuel.
Jane Patton and Lily Fuhr –
By focusing environmental and public-health debates on the issue of waste-management, plastics producers have managed to conceal the elephant in the room. But governments and consumers can no longer ignore the fact that plastic is a problem at all stages of its life cycle – not just after it ends up in the ocean.
Isabelle Côté –
If sunscreens play any role at all in causing coral bleaching, it is likely a minor one compared to the extent to which ocean warming damages corals, says marine ecology expert Isabelle Côté.
To mark the fifth year of Zero Waste Month, Parañaque City held week-long activities to highlight the Philippines' waste reduction ambitions. But plastics used at the event were inconsistent with a ceremony that should have walked the talk.
Robin Hicks –
The ad, which was made by Greenpeace and rebadged by Iceland, was blocked from airing on television by the UK's ad watchdog because it broke rules on political advertising. Iceland says it is not anti-palm oil, 'we are anti-deforestation.'
As Asia pursues industrial growth, the world's fastest growing region is struggling to balance development with sustainable resource use, and ensuring that prosperity is fairly shared. This report examines the ...