NEWS & VIEWS
The 2nd ASEAN-Japan Symposium on Marine Plastic Waste Education Aims to Nurture Good Habits for Cleaner Oceans
The ASEAN-Japan Centre held the 2nd Symposium on Marine Plastic Waste Education that features student-led initiatives of selected schools from Japan and eight ASEAN countries.
Plastic Waste in Myanmar: How Poverty (Paradoxically) Can Drive Circularity
A waste specialist in Myanmar pointed at the paradox of poverty in driving circularity, where the poorer you are, the more circular you are obliged to think and behave with the scarce resources.
IGES, ERIA Held Kick-Off Workshop with 4 Partners for the Consumer Behaviour Project for Single Use Plastics
The Institute for Global Environment Strategies (IGES) and RKC-MPD ERIA held a kick-off workshop on a project to test the effectiveness of behavioural insight to reduce the use of single-use plastics in target pilot cities and communities.
India-Japan Environment Week Shares Innovative Waste Management Technologies to Reduce Plastic Waste
RKC-MPD of ERIA, Japan’s Ministry of Environment, and Asian Development Bank co-organised a hybrid seminar on the latest trends of waste management technologies to reduce marine plastic debris.
RKC-MPD Podcast: Living Chic with Plastic – Episode 1
The Regional Knowledge Centre for Marine Plastic Debris of ERIA has launched a podcast series titled ‘Living Chic with Plastic’, which highlights marine plastic pollution and explores future sustainable relationships with plastic.
How Solid Waste Management and Social Issues are Intertwined
An expert from The Philippines sees solid waste management as having strong social components, intertwining with the issues like informal workers, waste-pickers, and massive sachet consumption.
Four Partners to Work with IGES, ERIA on Applying Behavioural Insights to Reduce Plastic Consumption and Waste
The Institute for Global Environment Strategies (IGES) selects four partners to implement the project to test the effectiveness of behavioural insights in reducing the use and waste of single-use plastics in cities and communities.
Extended Producer Responsibility in Asia: Fostering Peer-to-peer Learning, Understanding Unique Local Challenges
ERIA and IGES co-hosted a hybrid seminar that discussed the challenges and lessons learned from EPR implementation in Asian countries, and key takeaways for countries preparing to introduce the EPR.
Engaging Youth in Preventing Marine Plastic Pollution: Clean Up Day in Cambodia
Within the framework of Cambodian ASEAN Chairmanship support, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment of Cambodia held a youth engagement event entitled ‘Clean Up Day’ in two high schools in Kampong Cham and Tboung Khmum Provinces, Cambodia
Assessing Marine Plastic Pollution: Site Visit to Mangrove Forest and Interceptor 001 in Jakarta Bay Area
A group of experts on marine plastic debris working in ASEAN+3 region visited the Jakarta Bay area to observe the plastic pollution affecting the mangrove forest