[SYDNEY] Australia said on Monday it will set up a fund worth A$190 million (S$183.6 million) to support companies which convert garbage into manufactured products, a move it hopes will stop...

[TOKYO] Retailers in Japan began charging for plastic bags on Wednesday, a move aimed at curbing Japanese consumers' love for packaging and finally bringing the country in line with other major...

[SINGAPORE] Singaporeans' appetite for meals delivered to their doors appears to have been turbo-charged by being stuck indoors during the coronavirus outbreak. This has cast a light on the...

THE BROAD VIEW

LET'S face it. We simply can't get rid of plastic in our modern life today. Especially not when they're in every aspect of our daily lives and the economy in general. Take the singular example of...

[NEW YORK] Christo, the Bulgarian-born artist best known for his temporary installations based on wrapping the exteriors of landmark buildings, bridges and outdoor spaces, died on Sunday at age 84...

GETTING people to care about the environment is an uphill battle that advocates around the world have been fighting for a long time. The fight is especially pertinent in Singapore, a country under...

REDUCE, re-use, recycle. Three small words that, in theory, would help the world go forward in cutting waste and moving towards a circular and sustainable economy. Yet it is an uphill battle, held...

[FETSUND,Norway] One at a time, the elderly lady places her empties into the gaping hole of a machine at the entrance to an Oslo supermarket. With a well-functioning deposit system, Norway...

[WASHINGTON] Carry your own cup to the coffee shop. Recycle that soda bottle. Say no to straws.

THE BROAD VIEW

THE early morning sky above Atlanta is still black, but a team of recycling inspectors is up and moving along Nacoochee Drive ruthlessly assessing the discarding habits of the residents. The team...