San Francisco airport bans sale of plastic bottles

World / Science & Health Aug 3, 2019

San Francisco airport bans sale of plastic bottles

San Francisco International Airport is banning the sale of single-use plastic bottles and will require fliers to buy refillable bottles if they are not already carrying their own, U.S. media reported on Friday. The new rule comes into effect on August 20, the San Francisco ...

Asian countries turning back wealthy world's waste

Asia Pacific Jul 31, 2019

Asian countries turning back wealthy world's waste

Several Southeast Asian countries, sick of being the wealthy world's rubbish dump, have in recent weeks turned back container-loads of waste from foreign shores. It comes after China last year stopped accepting the world's used plastic, having previously been the biggest market for recyclables. After Indonesia ...

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 ...