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 ...

Business Jun 18, 2019

Canada in talks with Malaysia about taking back plastic waste

The government of Canada said on Monday it is in discussions with Malaysia about retrieving plastic waste that originated from Canada and is currently in Malaysia. In late May, the Malaysian government said it would send 3,000 tons of plastic waste back to 14 countries ...

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 ...