'Plastic-free shopping' chain Scoop mandates customers to wear disposable plastic gloves before entering its stores in Singapore to protect against Covid-19 contagion. The Australian firm says the measure is to reduce the threat of its business closing.
Reuseable containers such as carrier bags, lunchboxes and water bottles do not pose a risk of viral contagion if basic hygiene rules are followed, according to a study that aims to counter a surge in single-use plastic use amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The debate on plastic pollution and single-use packaging rages on but more than finding alternatives to plastic, it is vital to address the lack of disposal facilities and stop plastic from leaking into the oceans.
Anupma Jain –
The pandemic is producing more household waste and increased amounts of dangerous medical waste. We need to manage these changes for our immediate safety and for the long-term welfare of our communities.
Thanawat Tiensin and Agnes Kalibata
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Experts say the pandemic will unleash a food security crisis not seen since the Great Recession. As we learned during the 2008-09 Great Recession, governments – with the support of financial institutions, the United Nations, and others – can mitigate the risk of global food shortages and high prices.
Every year, the festive season sees consumption peaking, with billions being spent on holiday shopping in the United States and Canada. How can shoppers reduce their environmental footprint this Christmas?
If plastics were a country, it would be the fifth highest emitter in the world. Abandoning the needless demand for plastic is key to averting a climate breakdown, Solent University's Laurie Wright writes.
Robin Hicks –
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.
Robin Hicks –
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.
Ying Xuan Kong –
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.
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 …