As the government calls on palm oil companies to withhold plantation data, citing national security, privacy and competition reasons, activists fear this will further damage the reputation of its already controversial palm oil industry.
The EcoCart plug-in shows Singapore consumers which products contain conflict-free palm oil, and which do not, while they do their online grocery shopping. It also prompts them to switch to deforestation-free consumer goods.
It's election season in Asia. Thailand went to the polls last month, with India, Indonesia and the Philippines to follow. Eco-Business finds out whether sustainability is an election issue in the world's most populous region.
Della Syahni, Mongabay.com –
Ahead of Indonesia’s presidential election on April 17, an online movie was recently published showing the links between Indonesian coal and energy companies and the country’s political elites.