OUR world has a plastic waste crisis and Asia is at the epicentre.

TWO things Thailand is famous for are its delicious street food and its wonderful beaches. Sadly, the first typically comes in plastic bags that often wash up on the second - not good for a...

COMBING the Red Sea beach at an Egyptian luxury resort, workers find bagfuls of plastic garbage - but the news isn't all bad, thanks to a new environmental initiative.

[ROME] Italy's government has decided to backtrack on a contested tax on plastic in its 2020 budget in the face of protests from producers in a region where the ruling parties face a key local...

COMMENTARY

ENVIRONMENTAL sustainability has been top-of-mind globally for a while now. In line with this, the Japanese government has also recently enforced a move that requires all retailers in the country...

THE drive to turn products more eco-friendly is sweeping through the US beverage market, with plastic being replaced in everything from red Solo cups to Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo water bottles....

[BERLIN] Germany plans to ban single-use plastic bags from next year, joining a growing movement to fight global pollution, the environment minister said Friday.

BRITISH supermarkets are starting to go "nude". Bowing to pressure from environmentally conscious consumers, big brand shops have begun taking steps to strip their shelves of plastic wrapping over...

TAKING HEART

QUICK - how many reusable bags have you received for free in the last year? How often has each of those bags ended up being used?