#waste 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.
thryft team
The founders of Singapore's first sustainable online bookstore Thryft share how they started the company and their advice to budding entrepreneurs in the sustainability scene.
landfill in thailand
Surging imports of plastic waste have put a strain on the livelihoods of Thailand’s informal trash collectors.
An ukay-ukay stall in Silay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
In a survey by online marketplace Carousell, 92 per cent of respondents from the Philippines said they bought secondhand items, but because of affordability. Hong Kong and Singapore ranked highest for choosing pre-loved items because they're more sustainable.
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#waste Opinion

OCG saving the oceans
The plastic credit market needs to engender trust and credibility. Only then can it rise to its potential as an impactful tool to address plastic leakage.
wind turbines norway
While some advocate economic degrowth as an option to achieve climate targets and other environmental goals, adopting efficient clean technologies can promote both economic growth and environmental goals.
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Asian governments must now enact and properly implement policies and regulations that will help to scale up grassroots initiatives and hold plastics producers accountable for addressing the crisis.
Plastic, circular economy, Asia
The post-pandemic era could see circular business models take off in Asia. But strong government support and public awareness campaigns are needed to get companies on board.
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#waste 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.
lady in singapore carrying plastic bags
Sponsored Singapore gets through 2 million plastic bags a day. Why do Singaporeans use so many bags, and what will it take to reduce consumption?
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.
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#waste Podcasts

Circular economy
Sponsored Clarissa Morawski from non-profit Reloop tells the Eco-Business podcast why the circular economy is key to the post-Covid recovery.
A dairy cow in the United States
Methane emissions, deforestation, water pollution, antibiotics overuse, animal welfare — the dairy industry faces a farmyard of sustainability issues. Eco-Business asked United States Dairy Export Council's Karen Scanlon how dairy farms can lighten their environmental impact.
The EB Podcast talked to Rob Kaplan
2020 was a bad year plastic recycling and ocean pollution. Eco-Business asked Circulate Capital CEO Rob Kaplan how the circular economy can be rebuilt in Asia this year.
Filipino commuters during Covid. Image: Commuters of Metro Manila
Exclusive As the country plunges into a recession borne out of the pandemic, how can it get back on its feet? On this podcast, Eco-Business spoke to top Filipino environmentalist Loren Legarda on how conservation should not take a backseat to economic development.
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