One school in northeast India has taken a novel approach to addressing the scourge of plastic waste by making its collection a condition of free attendance.
Environment Ministry officials and experts urge youths to reduce plastic consumption to save the environment.
Throwing away food that could still be eaten isn’t just a waste of money, it also costs precious resources, hurts the climate, threatens biodiversity and can contaminate our soil with microplastics.
From grubby packaging engulfing small Southeast Asian communities to waste piling up in plants from the US to Australia, China’s ban on accepting the world’s used plastic has plunged global recycling into turmoil.
Marine plastic pollution is the new environmental threat facing mankind. This is also afflicting East Asia where six countries are major pollutants. While some in the region have started tackling this new menace, more can be done by all, writes Lina Gong.
They’re the Plastic Busters, Siem Reap-based entrepreneurial activists whose business is to set up businesses that will give the world a respite from plastic. The leader of the pack is Sarah Rhodes, and her organisation Plastic Free Cambodia, which she founded in 2015.
Single-use plastic items will be banned in the European Union by 2021.
RefillNotLandfill aims to cut down on the millions of plastic water bottles discarded throughout Southeast Asia each year by offering an alternative: reusable stainless steel and aluminium bottles.
DW’s Hannah Fuchs likes to think she’s pretty responsible about her environmental impact. But the guilt induced by a take-out coffee got her asking why even the most eco-conscious of us slip up.
Sigiriya, located in central Sri Lanka has been declared a polythene free zone.
A group of the world’s big energy, petrochemical and plastic manufacturing companies has just announced a massively funded programme to cut pollution by plastic waste, with a focus on Southeast Asia.
Consumer products companies are emerging as new targets for global activism.
As the rubbish built up on the rubble of Mogadishu’s wrecked streets, Ahmed Abdullahi saw a business opportunity.
Brunei’s largest consumer fair is expected to draw crowds of up to 120,000 people as it kicks off on Wednesday.
Picking up trash from river beds and beaches has become a popular activity around the world. But do clean-ups really help tackle the growing problem of plastic pollution? DW’s Brigitte Osterath reports from Honduras.
The ban on free plastic bags in Turkey has been put into effect since Jan. 1, 2019.
Jamaica is searching for strategies to fortify the nation’s ban on single-use plastics.
NagaWorld to remove single-use plastic straws from its operations from next January.
The exponential rise in the use of plastic bags in the country has triggered a Phnom Penh-based Portuguese photographer Miguel Jeronimo to create a discourse through an art exhibition dubbed ‘Plastic Kingdom’.
Thailand’s Environment Ministry calls to refrain from using single-use plastic bags.
Plastic is consumed everyday because it is light, easy, durable, and cheap. However, plastic is an unbreakable trash which takes thousands of years to degrade. In Cambodia alone, the problem on plastic usage and plastic trash has become unmanageable.
Prince Djabea, 15, stamps on a plastic bottle as if squashing a cockroach, then using the heel of his other foot, flicks the bottle cap through the air with a pop.
More than 100 factories have started operations in the Kingdom in the last eight months, according to a report from the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft.
Norway to combat plastic pollution.
Nine Thai plastic converters convenes in Phnom Penh to explore business opportunities in the Kingdom and find local partners.
For the millions of sun seekers who head to Thailand’s resort island of Phuket each year in search of stunning beaches and clear waters, cutting down on waste may not be a top priority.
An Irrawaddy dolphin is found dead on Koh Rong Sanloem beach.
A group of Thai plastic manufacturers will attend a business matching event in Phnom Penh later this month that will serve as a platform from which to explore opportunities in the Kingdom and partner up with local firms, the organisers said.
The Ministry of Environment praises supermarkets for reducing plastic bag usage.
Starbucks announces it is to eliminate all plastic straws from its 28,000 stores by 2020.