February 24, 2018IN the Czech Republic, Veronika Richterova is a specialist PET-art sculptor who transforms those clear plastic bottles into lovely objects in her studio in the town of Bustehrad, near Prague.
February 22, 2018Agrobiodiversity should be preserved against the global spread of cheap, low-quality genetically uniform industrial foods. This has benefits for nutrition, health, the environment, and maintains variety in taste and flavours.
February 20, 2018Plastic bags have become a political issue after a Selangor politician promised to eliminate the 20-sen fee meant to discourage people from indiscriminately using and throwing away the bags, which can cause environmental problems.
February 16, 2018Agrobiodiversity in food crops creates a broader variety of taste and nutrition. It also can help ensure more stable food systems and needed variety of desirable genetic traits, such as hardiness.
February 11, 2018South-East Asia will take over the dirty job of processing plastic from China. This is after China’s decision to stop importing poor quality plastic waste materials from the West and Japan.
February 9, 2018CHINA’S campaign against “foreign garbage” or yang laji has had a global impact on recycling – starting from 2018, it will no longer accept poor quality scrap plastic (often contaminated with things like used diapers) for recycling.
February 7, 2018Climate change refugees are becoming an ever more serious problem with rising sea levels, expanding deserts and greater floods. The world has to change how it deals with problems of such forced migration.
February 2, 2018The fast fashion industry has produced lots of cheap, short-term use clothes but at great cost to the environment and enormous water pollution. Cloth-making ranks third in China for the amount of waste water it discharges – three billion tons a year – after chemicals and paper.
February 1, 2018Venus is a planet like Earth which shows how bad global warming can be says Stephen Hawking. As greenhouse gases increased, the planet warmed and more heat was trapped in the atmosphere until its oceans evaporated and it is now inhabitable.
January 29, 2018Cambodia jails two environment activists for filming sand export activity. Sand mining for export is officially banned as fishermen have protested that it has damaged the environment and affected their livelihoods.
January 28, 2018With the waste unearthed by Chinese New Year spring cleaning season, here’s another look at how we can use – and throw away – less things with more tips on how to make toys, bags, mattresses and electrical appliances last longer.