Maria Westerbos, founder and director of the Plastic Soup Foundation, outlines some of the problems and solutions needed to reduce plastic pollution in the environment.
Seven United Nations (UN) entities have come together, supported by the World Economic Forum (WEF), and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), to call for an overhaul of the current electronics system, with the aim of supporting international efforts to address e-waste challenges. The entities called for a systematic collaboration with major brands, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the academia, trade unions, civil society and associations in a deliberative process to reorient the system, and reduce yearly waste of resources with a value greater than the gross domestic product (GDP) of most countries.
Singapore is certainly not a country that has the reputation for shying away from fines and charges.From using roads at peak periods to fees for parking to tariffs on cars, Singapore has not been…
A new study shows single-use bag bans can create an uptick in garbage bag purchases. Does that mean they’re useless?
Urban areas are facing numerous challenges related to changing climate conditions, population growth, and land consumption. Many strategies are being studied to mitigate such challenges: Among them, “passive” ones allow mitigation without consuming additional energy, i.e., by exploiting the intrinsic performance of buildings and urban elements themselves or by involving citizens in adaptation and sustainability actions.