Greenpeace urges cut in plastic packaging on Singles' Day

The non-governmental environmental organization Greenpeace called on major retailers in Taiwan to step up their efforts to eliminate plastic packaging, on Singles' Day Monday, the largest shopping...

Seychelles leader: No time for 'blame game' in climate fight

LONDON (AP) — The Seychelles president is warning there's no time for a "blame game" in the fight against climate change and he urges major nations to do more. President Danny Faure ...

Dutch inventor unveils device to scoop plastic out of rivers

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — A young Dutch inventor is widening his effort to clean up floating plastic from the Pacific Ocean by moving into rivers, too, using a new floating device to catch garbage...

Dutch inventor unveils device to scoop plastic out of rivers

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch inventor Boyan Slat is widening his effort to clean up floating plastic from the Pacific Ocean by moving into rivers, too, using a new floating device to catch garb...

Mandarin Oriental commits to eliminating single use plastic, across its luxury portfolio

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has pledged to eliminate all single-use plastic, across its entire portfolio of luxury hotels, by the end of March 2021. While the travel industry has already made gre...

EU, Taiwan officials clean Taiwan beach to raise awareness

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of an initiative to raise public awareness of plastic waste in the ocean, Taiwan and European officials took part in a beach cleanup event on Saturday (Oct. 5) in ...

India to eliminate single-use plastics within 3 years

NEW DELHI (AP) — India is launching an ambitious campaign to eliminate single-use plastics within three years. Environment ministry official Chintan Mishra says efforts to "sensitize...

'Climate strike' crosses continents: A look at the protests

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of mostly young people marched, rallied and demonstrated around the world Friday, demanding action to combat climate change. A look at some of the "Global Climate...

Filipino in Taiwan turns paper cups into 'eco plastic tiles'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Chinese Filipino who lives in Taiwan has come up with a smart solution to the non-recyclable plastic layer in paper boxes and cups – turning it into eco floor tile...

Cambodia fines waste importer, sets deadline for its return

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's government has fined a local company that imported almost seven dozen shipping containers of plastic waste from the United States and Canada, and warned that if ...

Holiday Inn owner to ditch mini shampoos to save seas

LONDON (AP) — The fight to save the seas from plastic waste may mean the end for mini bottles of shampoo and other toiletries that hotel guests love to stuff into their luggage. The ...

A third of Guam reefs killed by rising ocean temperatures

MANGILAO, Guam (AP) — Researchers have found that a third of Guam's coral reefs died due to rising ocean temperatures. The Pacific Daily News reported Monday that University of Guam ...

Cambodia probing where shipments of plastic waste came from

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Authorities in Cambodia say a special committee will investigate the origins of 83 container loads of plastic waste that have been discovered in the southern port city of S...

Stocking up for school can be eco-friendly - and economical

Earth-friendly school supplies can be expensive, but going green doesn't mean asking your kid to open a lemonade stand to help pay. You can be gentle with the planet and respectful of your wallet. ...

Indonesia returning 57 containers of developed world's waste

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia is sending dozens of containers of waste back to Western nations after finding it was contaminated with used diapers, plastic and other materials, adding to a growi...