Over the past 11 years, signatories to the Singapore Packaging Agreement have averted about 46,000 tonnes of packaging waste, enough to fill about 88 Olympic-size pools. Eco-Business looks at how winners of the SPA Awards 2018 have cut their packaging waste.
Environmentalist turned politician Louis Ng is to urge parliament to cut use of single-use plastic in the public sector and introduce a "discerning, selective" charge on plastic bags in the city-state.
Maartje Sevenster –
Wake up and smell the coffee: How you prepare your morning cuppa matters almost as much as how the coffee is grown when it comes to measuring its overall evironmental footprint, writes CSIRO's Maartje Sevenster.
Robert Glass –
Following the news that a Dutch supermarket has opened the world’s first plastic-free food aisle, Robert Glass, ABB’s global food and beverage communications manager, explores the alternatives to plastic food packaging.
The new mandatory reporting of packaging data is a good start, but the Singapore Packaging Agreement could afford to go further as it enters its second decade, writes Ashwin Subramaniam from Gone Adventurin.
The appetite of Chinese consumers for online shopping is only growing, as is the mountain of packaging waste as a result. Here's how the Chinese government and the private sector can take action, writes CSR Asia's Gloria Luo.
Wasteful packaging affects a consumer’s perception of a brand’s efficiency and sustainability and the company's profit margin. Sealed Air's Pasi Pesonen explains why setting up a sustainable, low-waste supply chain is good for business.
Medilyn Manibo –
A Taiwanese beauty products maker has invented a hair care brand that comes from discarded ground coffee, adding to the list of benefits of recycling the waste of the world’s most favourite drink. Watch how this cradle to cradle concept works in this animated video.
As Asia pursues industrial growth, the world's fastest growing region is struggling to balance development with sustainable resource use, and ensuring that prosperity is fairly shared. This report examines the ...
In a previous articles titled "Economic Feasibility of Sustainable Non-Food Feedstock Based Biodiesel Production: Part 1 and Part 2 ",we have covered how Pongamia Pinnata and Moringa oleifera are going ...