#packaging News

Cafe in Seoul South Korea reusable cups
Sponsored Details on the legally-binding policy, set for a June launch this year, are scant. Insiders familiar with its workings are worried that a less-than-ideal cup recovery rate will hamper a larger movement towards a circular economy.
Banana leaf packaging
Solutions to mounting plastic waste in the archipelago require careful consideration of the local context, or they may not work.
plastic waste irreversible
The waste plastic deluge fouling the world’s beaches could be more than just an eyesore. It could be a toxic timebomb.
MRF San Fernando Pampanga
Exclusive As a proposed bill on the phase-out of throwaway plastic gains ground, industry experts argue that bans cannot co-exist with a circular economy. But is the problem too large to be fixed with repurposing single-use plastic?
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#packaging Opinion

waste collecting and sorting in MY
Aside from the inflow from other countries, a bulk of the plastic problem originates from Malaysians. As industry players await the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme, relevant regulations are required for a circular economy.
Sual 1 coal plant Pangasinan, Philippines
Ahead of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow in November, Eco-Business highlights some of the major issues the Southeast Asian country must address to attain its vision of a low-carbon future.
trash collected during the East Coast beach clean up
Increased government and corporate accountability, including the full implementation of the EPR law and more investment into upcycling innovations, are equally critical to create a more sustainable waste management ecosystem in Singapore.
single use plast
Recycling closes the loop for a circular economy, but the more complicated the packaging design, the lower the chance of it being recycled. Could mono-material packaging be the answer to this problem?
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#packaging Videos

Kids recycle
Sponsored Recycling is key to tackling Singapore's waste problem, and everybody — including kids— can do their part for a better future.
Katherine Desbaillets, co-owner of SaladStop!
As Singapore-based salad bar chain SaladStop! marks its 10th anniversary, co-owner Katherine Desbaillets talks to Eco-Business about phasing out meat, food waste and single-use packaging, and dealing with customers who refuse to pay 10 cents for a plastic bag.
Simon Lord and Pamela Mar on Sustainability One on One
In the first in a new video series where sustainability leaders interview each other about the toughest things about their jobs, Simon Lord of Malaysian palm oil giant Sime Darby Plantation went head to head with Pamela Mar of Hong Kong-based textile and apparel giant Fung Group.
Plastic bag floats near bait ball. Image: WWF
A campaign by the WWF Singapore has revealed that the average person consumes approximately 5g of plastic every week. The NGO is calling on governments and businesses around the world to forge a global treaty to tackle plastic pollution.
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#packaging Podcasts

Mondelez podcast
Sponsored Recycling efforts in the Philippines are shrinking amid the pandemic, even as the plastic waste challenge mounts. Is the country on the verge of a more devastating plastic waste crisis?
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