#waste-to-energy News

child waste pickers in Angono
[Special report] With the government eyeing to build 300 new landfills by the year's end, over-dependence can create negative impact for communities living in the vicinity, including children who salvage what they can from trash piles.
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The Extended Producers' Responsibility bill has been criticised for its vague wording. This could leave the door open for waste incineration, a process that harms the environment, say environmentalists.
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Recent research has indicated that modifications to aspects of the water cycle are now causing Earth system destabilisation at a scale that modern civilisation might not have ever faced.
Chemical plants
Projects to burn waste, including plastic, as alternative fuel in cement kilns are being considered for 'green' financing, drawing criticism from environmentalists.
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#waste-to-energy Opinion

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.
liquified waste incinerator in China
Several provinces may be investing too much in incineration, overlooking improvements in waste sorting and recycling.
A pile of plastic collected in Adis Ababa, Ethiopia. Image: Robin Hicks/Eco-Business
Plastic may have helped to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. But the Covid-19 crisis threatens to stall progress made in tackling plastic pollution, writes Jacob Duer of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste.
A river in Java, Indonesia
The amount of plastic entering the ocean is projected to grow four-fold by 2050. Transformative changes, including moving away from single-use towards re-useable packaging, are needed to save our oceans, say Vincent Kneefel and John Duncan.
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#waste-to-energy Videos

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EB Studio Singapore gets through 2 million plastic bags a day. Why do Singaporeans use so many bags, and what will it take to reduce consumption?
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EB Studio Why is Singapore's domestic recycling rate so abysmal? Little cameras were hidden in the blue bins around the country to find out how people are recycling—or not.
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Ever wondered what happens to the trash that goes into those blue recycling bins? Here's a behind-the-scenes look at how Singapore's trash is prepped for recycling.
Greenpeace investigation into plastic waste in Malaysia
After China banned waste imports, Malaysia has taken up the slack with worrying consequences, a Greenpeace investigation has found. Much of Malaysia's imported trash—most of which comes from the US, UK and Japan—is not recycled, but dumped or burned.
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