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WHO Recognises Evidence Of Airborne Transmission Of Covid-19

2 Mins Read The World Health Organisation (WHO) has just acknowledged that there is a risk of airborne spread of the coronavirus, after a group of scientists signed a joint letter urging the agency to update its guidance on routes of transmission of the disease. The scientists say that it is vital for the WHO and other health […]

5 Things To Know About Climate Change & Coronavirus With WHO Climate Lead

5 Mins Read By: Margaret Brennan & Kelsey Micklas Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and since well before the COVID-19 outbreak, the World Health Organization has been tracing and analyzing the impact of how climate change is impacting public health. But as the global community continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, top climate officials say […]

World Health Day: Good Health & Wellbeing Amidst A Global Pandemic

5 Mins Read World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on April 7, launched by the World Health Organisation (WHO). World Health Day this year is happening in the middle of the global Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDG) goal of the month for April: Good Health […]

Hong Kong Tops List of Worst Emissions Polluters Due To Excessive Meat & Dairy Consumption

3 Mins Read The University of Hong Kong‘s Department of Earth Science released a study last year revealing the significant greenhouse gas contributions that Hong Kong generates, predominantly fuelled by the city’s excessive appetite for meat. Results from the study indicate that if citizens cut back on meat and dairy intake in accordance with recommended nutritional guidelines, the […]

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 […]

Health Effects Of Microplastics Unknown, More Research Needed Urgently Says WHO

3 Mins Read In a new assessment, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says microplastics are increasingly present in drinking water and that more research desperately needs to be conducted to learn more about potential adverse health effects. Given that plastic production continues to be on the rise globally, and Asia’s coastal regions are being swamped by plastic waste, […]