ZERO IN ON PLASTICS
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.
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.
Celebrating Japan’s Sea Day: Small Company in Microplastic Leakage Research and Strives for Innovation
In light of the celebration of Japan’s Marine Day on 18 July, we spoke with a young eco-entrepreneur whose initiatives have become a crucial move for waste management research and innovation in Japan.
Why Solid Waste Management is Essential for Undertaking Plastic Waste
A Cambodian waste management expert underlines how solid waste management is crucial for saving resources and protecting the environment, especially in cities, where solid waste predominantly generated.
Crossing The Border Without Passport: Where Our Plastics End Up
An Indonesian scientist explains about the journey of marine plastic waste and how plastic litter could cross the border with ease.
Ocean Under Stress: The Insidious Effects of Microplastics on Our Coral Reef
Scientists have predicted that by 2050, with the way climate change is unfolding, more than 90 per cent of coral reefs around the globe will be at risk or disappear.
How Plastics Ingestion is Killing the Marine Life in the Philippines
In this first interview series, "Zero in on Plastics", we talked with two marine biologists from Davao City, the Philippines, who share their findings on the impact of plastic on large oceanic creatures. It is a topic that has been brewing among marine plastic activists but lacks research in ASEAN +3 countries.