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Plastic Atlas: Latest Edition Highlights Asia’s Plastic Pollution Crisis & Assesses Potential Solutions

4 Mins Read On Earth Day (April 22), the Heinrich Böll Foundation, the Break Free From Plastic movement, and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) together unveiled the new Asia edition of the Plastic Atlas in English. The newly launched Plastic Atlas Asia edition provides a regionally focused overview of the ever-growing plastic pollution crisis, including a […]

Bangkok Plant-Based NGO Unveils Mass Transit Climate Clock Video Campaign To Highlight Climate Change

3 Mins Read Root The Future, a non-profit organization that hopes to push forward Thailand’s plant-based industry just partnered with VGI, a data and consumer insights platform to launch the country’s first mass climate crisis campaign featuring their jointly produced #SaveMyFuture video at multiple Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS) subway stations including Chong Nongsi, Asoke, Sala Daeng, and […]

New Documentary The Story Of Plastic Will Premiere Ahead Of Earth Day

3 Mins Read The Story Of Plastic documentary will premiere on Discovery Channel in honour of Earth Day this year. The film looks at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the global catastrophe it has wreaked on the health of people and the planet. With an aim to raise awareness on plastic pollution and inspire positive impact, […]

China Announces Single-Use Plastic & Plastic Bag Ban By End 2020

3 Mins Read In a recent policy announcement, China will be stepping up its restrictions on the sale, production and use of disposable plastic products. According to the state planner, the country will ban disposable plastic bags in all major cities by the end of this year, and will announce more phase-out policies as the country seeks to […]

Ocean Waste Whale Sculpture “Skyscraper” Begins Asian Tour To Raise Awareness About Plastic Crisis

3 Mins Read A sculpture made from recovered ocean plastic waste and steel support, “Skyscraper” (The Bruges Whale) has begun its Asian Migration Tour in collaboration with Ocean Recovery Alliance, starting in Singapore at the ArtScience Museum of Marina Bay Sands. Designed by Jason Klimoski and Lesley Chang from New York’s StudioKCA, the 4-storey tall piece was inspired […]

Circulate Capital Launches US$106M Ocean Fund To Fight Asia Plastic Pollution

3 Mins Read A US$ 106 million Singapore-based venture fund, The Circulate Capital Ocean Fund (CCOF) has just been launched by Circulate Capital to become the world’s first investment fund dedicated to address the plastic crisis in Asia. In addition, the fund makes the list for the top 10 largest ASEAN-based VCs in the market. The launch marks […]

Upcycling Startup Upp! Uses Plastic Waste For Construction In Vietnam

2 Mins Read Netherlands and Vietnam-based social enterprise Upp! is on a mission to fight the global plastic pollution crisis by closing the plastic waste loop with a local approach. Using a circular economy approach, Upp! hopes to save plastic waste from landfills and oceans by introducing circular plastic factories in 10 cities by 2025. The company is […]

Nestle Japan Scraps KitKat Plastic Packaging For Recyclable Origami Paper

2 Mins Read In order to tackle global plastic waste, Nestlé Japan has announced that it is launching recyclable paper packaging for KitKat products, which comes with instructions to fold origami cranes. With Japan being the largest market for KitKats in the world, the food giant’s packaging upgrade is set to eliminate an estimated 380 tonnes of plastic […]