Business / Tech Jun 21, 2019

Southeast Asia looks to Taiwan as recycling pioneer

Once dubbed "garbage island" for its overflowing landfills and filthy streets, Taiwan now has Asia's highest rate of recycling and is a role model for the region, analysts said on Thursday. With untreated waste causing marine pollution and clogged drains triggering fatal floods from Bangkok ...

Nepal Everest cleanup drive yields 11 tons of garbage and four bodies

Asia Pacific Jun 6, 2019

Nepal Everest cleanup drive yields 11 tons of garbage and four bodies

A Nepal government expedition to Mount Everest has removed 11,000 kilograms (24,200 pounds) of garbage and four dead bodies from the world's highest mountain, officials said Wednesday. Tourism Department official Danduraj Ghimire said the cleaners spent weeks collecting food wrappings, cans, bottles and empty oxygen ...

EU parliament approves ban on single-use plastics

Business Oct 25, 2018

EU parliament approves ban on single-use plastics

The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly Wednesday for an EU-wide ban on single-use plastics such as straws, cutlery, cotton buds and balloon sticks. The European Commission, the 28-nation EU's executive arm, proposed banning such items that it said account for 70 percent of the waste in ...

Kyoto deals with 'garbage house' by force

National / Social Issues Nov 13, 2015

Kyoto deals with 'garbage house' by force

The Kyoto Municipal Government enforced an ordinance Friday to deal with overflowing garbage at a resident's house. After failing to persuade a man in his 50s to rid his house and an adjoining private road of mountains of garbage after meeting with him at least ...