The mobile app from Sembcorp, called Ezi, aims to make recycling more convenient for residents in Singapore, where only 4 per cent of plastic waste is recycled. Users are paid for the materials they collect—but get nothing for plastic.
About 10 per cent of Southeast Asia lacks access to stable electricity, and many people live on remote islands. Emerging technologies could help bring power to far-flung locations and meet the region’s growing energy and waste management needs. But challenges abound.
Southeast Asia is a major contributor to the plastic that is choking the world’s oceans. With nations plagued by poor municipal rubbish collection systems, experts say the private sector needs to speed up efforts to stem the flow of waste.
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.
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Plastic pollution in developing Asia is often in the spotlight, but the conversation largely ignores the role of Western countries in the plastic waste trade.
What does it say about our food production system that perfectly edible produce is thrown out every day? Chamila Perera speaks to dumpster divers and examines how to fix the society's food waste problem.
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.
Thermal and Digestion Waste-to-Energy Technologies Worldwide contains comprehensive data on the worldwide market for waste to energy technologies (incineration, gasification, pyrolysis and thermal depolymerization, and anaerobic digestion), including historic (2006-2010) ...