Environmentalist Kenro Taura talks about why he thinks Japan is a laggard in the fight against climate change

People | 20 QUESTIONS Jul 13, 2019

Environmentalist Kenro Taura talks about why he thinks Japan is a laggard in the fight against climate change

by J.J. O'Donoghue

Name: Kenro Taura Age: 62 Nationality: Japanese Occupation: Executive director of Kiko Network Likes: Justice and equal rights, positive thinking Dislikes: Selfishness, authority 1. What does Kiko Network do? Kiko Network is an environmental non-governmental organization that works to tackle climate change by bringing forth major changes in society. 2. How ...

Olympics Jul 10, 2019

Recycling project for 2020 Games medals achieves goal

The recycled metal needed to produce next summer's 5,000 Olympic and Paralympic medals has been collected and refined, the Tokyo Games organizing committee said Wednesday. The collection campaign for obsolete mobile phones and other small electronic devices ran from April 2017 through this past March. ...

Green-tech megacity taking shape in China

Asia Pacific Jun 21, 2019

Green-tech megacity taking shape in China

Entrepreneur Tony Verb is on a mission to promote technology that can help make cities greener and smarter in China's Greater Bay Area, now being shaped as a low-carbon megalopolis. Hong Kong-based Verb, co-founder of the investment firm GreaterBay Ventures & Advisors, plans to back ...

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 ...

Bottled water giants back new global plan to cut plastic waste

Business Jun 12, 2019

Bottled water giants back new global plan to cut plastic waste

The world's biggest yoghurt maker, Danone, and food packaging giant, Tetra Pak, are among companies leading a global scheme to reduce plastic waste, launched on Tuesday, as public concern rises over the environmental damage caused by rubbish. The 3R Initiative — also backed by Swiss ...