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Marine Plastic Waste & How You Can Help: Ocean Legacy Foundation Unveils Online Educational Platform

4 Mins Read Recently, the non-profit organization Ocean Legacy Foundation unveiled EPIC Academy, an online free educational platform that will provide individuals and communities with important knowledge on ocean plastic pollution, the various cleanup efforts, and possible solutions for forming plastic-free environments. Canadian-based Ocean Legacy Foundation (OLF) develops and executes plastic pollution emergency response initiatives across the world […]

How Asian Grassroots Activists Are Tackling The War On Plastic Waste

5 Mins Read Faced with a lack of regulation and unenthusiastic governments, ingenious activists across Asia are finding localised and creative ways to fight against plastic waste, and winning.  Every year, we create 380 million tonnes of plastic worldwide, and the demand for plastic is still on the rise amid rapid development and population growth. On our current […]

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 […]

INTERVIEW: Zero Waste Pioneer & Coconut Matter Founder On Following Your Heart & Why The Whole System Needs To Be Redesigned

5 Mins Read We sat down with Diane van Zwanenberg, founder of plastic-free natural and vegan beauty brand Coconut Matter who is making strides in promoting low-waste living in Asia and beyond. Diane has led the alternative beauty and cosmetics industry in Asia since she first introduced her pioneering plastic-free packaging brand, and has since encouraged many to […]

Water Pollution: The Invisible Threat The World Is Ignoring

3 Mins Read The latest report by the World Bank warns about the “invisible threat” that the planet is facing – water pollution – which will affect the health, economy, education and agriculture of both rich and poor countries alike. The report also outlines how water pollution will pose an issue for nearly every Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) […]

Marriott Hotels Ditches Single-Use Plastic Amenities Across All 7,000 Global Locations By 2020

2 Mins Read Following their 2018 initiative to reduce single-use plastics, Marriott International has just announced their plans to eliminate mini disposable toiletries from all their hotels globally by 2020. Replacing the single-use amenities in bathrooms will be large refillable pump bottles. Marriott’s decision comes after recent headlines by companies in the hospitality industry aiming to phase out […]

Hong Kong Government Plastic-Free Schemes: It’s Just Not Good Enough

3 Mins Read The second phase of the Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department’s (EPD) plastic-free campaign targeting single-use takeaway dishware and cutlery claims that it has saved 1.2 million disposables from ending up in the city’s landfills and oceans since mid-June. The campaign involved more than 700 restaurants and caterers across the city, in a bid to encourage […]