A sub-decree is to ban the import and production of single-use plastic products.
Unilever says it will cut its use of new plastic by half by 2025 as pressure grows for more to be done for the environment.
Environment Ministry and EU representatives call to reduce single-use plastic waste.
Ministry holds a campaign in Siem Reap to call for reducing the use of plastic bags.
Indonesia plans tighter rules to combat a surge in imports of plastic waste, such as a registry of trash exporters and tougher border checks, officials said on Friday.
The recent G20 energy and environment ministers meeting in Osaka delivered an “implementation framework” for reducing the rapidly increasing levels of plastic waste choking the world’s seas and oceans.
New Zealand officially banned single-use plastic shopping bags Monday, introducing hefty fines for businesses that continue to provide them.
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It might not be surprising that people in Cambodia, especially in Phnom Penh, are in favour of consuming plastic in their daily activities – at the market, school, restaurant and others.
Seventy-five per cent of globally exported waste ends up in Asia. But since July 2017 — when China began to ban imports of plastic waste — Southeast Asia in particular has become a dumping ground for wealthier countries’ waste.
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.