A US-based environmental advocacy group that cited China, Indonesia, and the Philippines as the word's top ocean plastic polluters, retracted its 2015 findings, saying it completely disregarded plastic waste exports from rich countries.
The historic treaty agreed by UN representatives in Nairobi earlier this year was in the spotlight again at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. Voices from government, business and civic society are shaping the way forward.
China is often portrayed as an environmental and social villain by the West. However, from fighting pollution to poverty alleviation, no country has done more for sustainable development, argues Junice Yeo.