New measures unveiled at the first International Built Environment Week in Singapore aim to drive digitalisation in the sector. But a culture of openness to change is equally important, speakers emphasised.
[EB SPECIAL REPORT] Southeast Asia is drowning in electronic waste. As awareness of the toxic fall-out of the region’s e-waste crisis grows, what's being done to defuse an environmental time-bomb in the making?
The Indonesian government has targeted four cities in Java island to build incineration facilities this year to tackle the country’s plastic waste crisis, raising concerns among environmentalists who say this is not a sustainable fix to the problem.
Industrial cleaning is seldom associated with sustainability, but greener methods do exist and are gaining traction among large manufacturers in Singapore, including petrochemical and pharmaceutical facilities.
Junice Yeo –
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.
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.
With increasing urbanisation, Asia faces enormous challenges to ensure environmental sustainability and the liveability of its cities while maintaining economic growth. But the solutions are already within our reach, says Ken Kawai of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
Medilyn Manibo –
China's city of Shenzhen will play host to the world's largest waste-to-energy power plant by 2020, which will be capable of burning 5,000 tonnes of garbage daily. Here's how they're doing it.
Medilyn Manibo –
Add this to China's mass manufacturing ability: a 3D printer in Shanghai can build 10 houses within 24 hours by repurposing China's 1.5 billion tonnes of construction waste into 'ink'.