By Toh Ee Ming • Dec 22, 2020
Surrounded by the world's worst plastic polluters, the shores of ultra-clean Singapore have become a magnet for waste. With their team of beachcombers, Seven Clean Seas are tackling the issue, while also looking for region-wide solutions to the issue of polluted oceans
By Wanpen Pajai • Dec 07, 2020
As Thailand pushes towards a bioeconomy green vision, it's making a concerted effort to reduce crop burning and improve air quality. But cut off from much of the profits generated from their crops, the kingdom's sugarcane farmers continue to burn just to survive
By Lucie Godeau/AFP • Dec 04, 2020
Scientists are turning to satellite technology to trace Indonesia's mountain of waste and figure out how the world's second-biggest marine waste contributor – second only to China – can tackle the mess
By Andrew Haffner and Alastair McCready • Oct 07, 2020
Refuse collectors in Phnom Penh ended a five-day strike on October 7, with mounds of trash set to be cleared from the capital's streets, but the future of refuse collection in capital remains up in the air
As Hanoi’s biggest landfill Nam Son nears capacity, causing widespread pollution, disease and land disputes in nearby communities, tensions between locals and officials are ramping up as demands for compensation are ignored
By Ashley Lampard • Oct 07, 2020
Singapore Airlines has dropped its proposed 'flights to nowhere' after outrage from environmentalists, pushing back against the trend offering travel-starved passengers flights that leave and arrive in the same location
By Agence France-Presse • Sep 29, 2020
An elderly Malaysian's quest to rid the country's beaches of washed-up glass led to him amassing a collection of thousands of bottles, now displayed in a colourful seaside museum
By Patrick Lee/AFP • Sep 16, 2020
With ASEAN countries among the worst plastic polluters in the world, should we be looking to implement schemes among local communities that allow them to manage their own waste?
By Muchtazar • Jul 21, 2020
As Singapore eases its circuit breaker measures and life returns to some semblance of normality, green thinkers explain how the Covid-19 pandemic has, and will continue to, impact attitudes towards sustainability and recycling in the City-State – for both good and bad
By Amanda Oon • Jun 23, 2020
Indonesia is among the world's most heavily plastic polluted nations. To tackle this, the National Plastic Action Partnership is the country's most radical plan to date, but can it be effectively implemented and at what human cost?
By Akshay Honmane • Jun 04, 2020
While the global pandemic has been devastating for economies and lives across the world, it has been undeniably good for the environment. As cities across Southeast Asia have shut down, air quality has steadily and uniformly improved – that is in all but one city
By Lee Ying Shan and Alexi Demetriadi • May 27, 2020
Lockdowns brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic have had clear positive effects on pollutions levels across Southeast Asia’s major cities. But one city, notorious for its pollution, bucks that trend. Why has Jakarta’s air quality worsened during the lockdown months?
By Alexi Demetriadi • May 27, 2020