Plastics mines? Europe struggles as pollution piles up
Reuters, 29 May 2018
Europe has sent just over half the plastic waste it used to ship to China to other parts of Asia since Beijing’s environmental crackdown closed the world’s biggest recycling market in January. The knotty problem is what to do with the rest.
Asean’s dilemma: Must economic growth cost the Earth?
Eco Business, 25 May 2018
A week after a UN report revealed Southeast Asia’s slow progress on the SDGs, government and business leaders came together at the 5th Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources to discuss how Asean can achieve green growth.
Love Food Hate Waste: Food and our future
The Star, 24 May 2018
There is a great challenge facing us all: sustainability and food availability. These threats many not feel as immediate as China/US/Russia/Syria tensions and proxy wars, or as ominous as the continuing Middle East confrontations. However, the growing global population and diminishing planetary resources mean we really need to alter our behaviour.
Asia Pacific falling behind on two thirds of SDG targets
Eco Business, 15 May 2018
A UN report on the region’s lack of progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 is disheartening. What’s going wrong?
Blooming cities around the world
The Star, 13 May 2018
The need to raise awareness on the importance of woodlands and trees has also been highlighted through the United Nations’ International Day of Forests on March 21, with this year’s theme being “Forests and Sustainable Cities”.