Recycling systems can't keep up with plastic pollution, and solutions are hard to scale. Enter Clearbot: Its trash-collecting boats are trying to bring about a sea change in clean-ups, and using AI-collated data to bring about policy change. The company also has plans to expand to India.
Geographical and cultural realities vary across different cities. Mixing and matching from a pool of innovations creates more tailored sustainability solutions says CapitaLand Investment’s CSO Vinamra Srivastava.
Heng Hiap Industries collects and reuses plastic found in the vicinity of marine and riverine environments in Johor. Its chief executive Seah Kian Hoe shares why the company wanted to be certified under a global scheme for ocean bound plastic.
An office building might score high in green ratings, but still not provide workers with good access to daylight and fresh air, says the Israeli-Canadian architect, who designed Singapore’s iconic Jewel Changi Airport and Marina Bay Sands.
The devastating effects of climate change are bearing down on cities. For adaptation and decarbonisation to work, municipal leaders need to devote resources to the collection of better climate data and use them in the right way.
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Recycling closes the loop for a circular economy, but the more complicated the packaging design, the lower the chance of it being recycled. Could mono-material packaging be the answer to this problem?
After years of increasingly severe hurricane seasons in which island countries and territories in the Caribbean have lost power for weeks and even months at a time, the need for climate resilience could not be clearer. And as the Bahamas is showing, the cleanest energy sources can also be the most resilient.
About four out of every five people impacted by sea-level rise by 2050 will live in East or Southeast Asia, creating an urgent need climate-smart solutions for cities. This year’s Innovate4Climate summit will look at the climate-smart solutions the region needs.