Though consumers in the city-state produce more waste per person than almost anywhere, businesses need to be held responsible for excessive packaging, experts argued at an event held by Eco-Business and FairPrice Group.
Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom have been able to stem the tide of plastic at home, found a study by a UK-based packaging retailer. But have their waste exports to developing countries skewed the picture?
Sri Indrastuti Hadiputranto and Ben Dixon
and Madeleine Brandes –
The business-as-usual approach to plastic pollution isn’t working. In the midst of a pandemic, Indonesia leads with ambitious plans to reduce plastic waste and pollution.
With cross-border frictions preventing economies of scale in tackling plastic pollution, facilitating trade can help the world reduce, re-use and recycle. This calls for better collaboration between governments and firms.
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.
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.
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Singapore released its PACT (Plastic Action) Impact Report, detailing the achievements of PACT. It showcases statistics and responses of PACT member companies, their …
The global fight against climate change is gradually gaining momentum, with countries like Canada, China, Germany, India, Japan, and the EU reaffirming commitment to the Paris Agreement, and more than 80 mayors in …
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 …