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Japan eyes reducing amount of plastic waste by as much as 25% by 2030

National Oct 14, 2018

Japan eyes reducing amount of plastic waste by as much as 25% by 2030

The government will announce an ambitious plan aimed at cutting disposable plastic waste by 25 percent over the next decade while promoting environmentally friendly bioplastics made from plants, sources said Saturday. By setting the goal, Tokyo aims to display its commitment to tackling environmental issues ...

Will Japan be a climate leader or a climate laggard?

National Oct 9, 2018

Will Japan be a climate leader or a climate laggard?

by Eric Johnston

A summer of typhoons and flooding has put the issues of severe weather, global warming and climate change mitigation domestically and internationally back on top of Japan's political agenda. But with the country's current and long-term energy strategy still dependent on fossil fuels, especially coal-fired ...

Business Sep 27, 2018

Wales zero waste shop wins award as 'Blue Planet' effect grows

A zero waste shop won an ethical business award in Wales on Wednesday night, highlighting a growing trend among retailers to cut plastic use as worry over its environmental impact rises. Judges praised Natural Weigh in south Wales for educating people about the dangers of ...