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Experts Call For Sustainable Development In Indonesia’s Coronavirus Recovery

3 Mins Read In a virtual meeting on Thursday (May 28), a number of government and legislative figures in Indonesia said that the country must rebuild from the coronavirus using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework.  During the conference, Agustaviano Sofjan, a director at the Foreign Ministry, detailed how sustainable development had been set […]

Indonesia Wants To Make Seaweed The New Sustainable Plastic

3 Mins Read From edible coffee cups to food containers and bags, Indonesia wants to replace plastic with bioplastic alternatives made from seaweed. Currently, the country is the world’s second largest producer of seaweed behind China, making about 8 million tonnes a year. But faced with overwhelming amounts of plastic pollution on its shorelines and the global climate […]

Green Queen Travels: Where To Eat The Best Vegan Food In Bali

7 Mins Read Indonesia is incredibly vegan and vegetarian-friendly, but it’s Bali that really stands out as the ultimate plant-based heaven in the country. The island is now well-known for its abundant plant-based food scene, with vegan options available at almost every corner store and restaurant. While you’ll certainly need no help searching for vegan and vegetarian eats […]

Deutsche Bank & Ashoka Launch Asia-Based Female Social Entrepreneur Accelerator

3 Mins Read A partnership between global social enterprise facilitator Ashoka and Deutsche Bank will see the creation of a new accelerator programme specifically for women social entrepreneurs in Asia. Called the Made for Good Accelerator for Women, it is the region’s first bootcamp aiming to boost female social entrepreneurship, and will involve mentorship, access to financial resources […]

Asia-Based Yakult, Kikkoman & CK Hutchison Among Deforestation-Linked Companies

4 Mins Read In a new report published by environmental organisation Global Canopy, some of the world’s major brands have continued to fail in making any commitments against deforestation in their supply chains. Many of the culprits are located in Asia, from Japanese probiotic drink maker Yakult to Hong Kong conglomerate CK Hutchison, who are continuing to neglect […]

Indonesia Pushes Environmental Deregulation After Deadly Floods & Deforestation

4 Mins Read The administration of President Joko Widodo in Indonesia is currently pushing a slate of environmental deregulation policies through proposing over 1,200 amendments to 80 existing laws in parliament. While the government claims that these policies will boost the country’s economic growth, experts are warning that they will threaten to dismantle the already small number of […]

#PlantPatties: The 40 Best Vegan Burgers In Asia

11 Mins Read Who doesn’t love burgers? No one, that’s who. But here at Green Queen, we’re partial to plant-based patties. We curated a list of the best vegan burgers in Asia, so you can eat your way across the region with fries and ketchup. Our list features every kind of plant-based burger you can think of, from […]

Climate Crisis: 30 Dead & Thousands Evacuated Due To Jakarta Flash Floods

2 Mins Read Torrential rain in the Indonesian capital Jakarta has caused flash floods, killing at least 30 people and forcing thousands to evacuate and move into temporary shelter. This is the city’s most intense period of rainfall since record-keeping began over two decades ago, and is predicted to continue to persist into the rest of the week, […]

Indonesia Fires Cost The Country At Least US$5.2 Billion, Says World Bank

3 Mins Read Land and forest fires have blanketed Indonesian forests for months on end, and the World Bank predicts in a new analysis that it will cost the country at least US$5.2 billion in economic losses and damage this year. Half of the predicted economic losses came from agriculture and environmental sectors, as the fires released massive […]

Indonesia To Lose All Its Glaciers By 2030 Due To Global Warming

3 Mins Read According to a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Indonesia’s glaciers, which are known to few people, are melting so quickly that they will disappear within a decade. The study is yet another piece of research shedding light on the detrimental effects of our climate crisis, and […]

100 Waste Barriers To Be Installed In Bali Rivers To Fight Plastic Pollution

3 Mins Read The Indonesian island of Bali has been battling a plastic waste crisis for years, with the government declaring a “trash emergency” in 2017. Now, a new project called Sungai Watch hopes to fight plastic waste, which has decimated not only Indonesia but wider Asia and the world’s oceans, by installing 100 trash booms in Bali’s […]

Indonesian Tofu Makers Burn Toxic Plastic As Fuel Because Of Global Waste Crisis

4 Mins Read While countries around the world are dumping their contaminated waste into developing nations in Southeast Asia with little if any ramifications, a community in the eastern coast off Indonesia’s Java island is suffering. Burning the low-grade plastic and paper waste that Americans have thrown into recycling bins, commercial kitchens in Tropodo are now using it […]

Landmark PET Report: Southeast Asia Plastic Crisis Result Of Government Inaction

4 Mins Read A major report about plastic bottle recycling in the Southeast Asian region reveals the severity of the waste crisis facing countries that simply do not have the adequate infrastructure for collection with hundreds of millions of dollars worth of value being lost and consumers and businesses bearing the brunt of the collection responsibility. Singaporean environmental […]

Your Favourite Chocolate Bar Is Fuelling Deforestation In Indonesia Despite “Sustainability Facade”

4 Mins Read The manufacturers of global brands such as Oreo cookies and Cadbury’s chocolate bars are among some of the major companies still sourcing palm oil from producers linked to the Indonesian forest fires. According to a brand new Greenpeace report released last week, multinational consumer goods companies such as Mondelez International, Nestlé, Unilever and Procter & […]