Firms in Singapore now have until 31 March 2022 to tell the government how they intend to reduce, reuse and recycle their packaging. But the move will not affect Singapore's plans to make companies responsible for post-consumer packaging waste, the environment agency has said.
A surge in carbon emissions and failure to comply with hazardous waste policies are hindering Asia's progress towards the sustainable development goals. The degradation of its environmental resources is 'alarming', says the UN.
Despite highly-publicised cases of returning illegal waste shipments last year, foreign scrap continues to flood Philippines shores. Policy gaps that make illegal waste trade into the country seem legitimate are to blame, a new Greenpeace report has found. Do its Southeast Asian neighbours suffer the same legal loopholes?
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'.