P&G CEO on products for older folks; cutting back on plastic

NEW YORK (AP) — Tide detergent, Pantene shampoo and Gillette razors have filled cupboards for decades. But being a household name isn't good enough anymore. Proctor & Gamble, wh...

Taiwan wages war on single-use plastics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan aims to cut its decades-long dependency on plastic by following the European Union (EU) and its European Green Deal (EGD), a circular economy strategy to realize su...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's fusillade of misfires on fateful week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abroad, at home and in Twitter's ether, President Donald Trump unleashed a fusillade of statements over the past week as the Senate impeachment trial unfolded and the Davos economic ...

Malaysia sends back trash, says won't be world's waste bin

PENANG, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has sent back 150 containers of plastic waste to 13 mainly rich countries since the third quarter last year, with the environment minster warning on Monday that ...

Malaysia sends back trash, says won't be world's waste bin

PENANG, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has sent back 150 containers of plastic waste to 13 mainly rich countries since the third quarter last year, with the environment minster warning on Monday that those ...

Finland praises Taiwan as a world leader in recycling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The largest Finnish newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat (HS), published a double-page spread on Wednesday (Jan. 15) extolling Taiwan's achievements in recycling and recommend...

Golden Globes will serve plant-based meal at awards ceremony

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Golden Globes, known as the “party of the year,” is going with a meatless menu for its 77th annual awards show. Guests will be served a 100% plant-based meal j...

Innovative fashion designers lead the way on sustainability

LONDON (AP) — Innovative fashion designers are turning to such things as horseradish and nettles to make sustainable clothing and accessories to the delight of a growing number of b...

French travel show visits Lambai Island in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – French travel TV show "Echappees belles" visited Taiwan earlier this year and was mesmerized by the beauty and eco-friendly designs on Lambai Island, in Pingtung...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, GOP misfires on Ukraine, Mueller probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing almost-certain impeachment, President Donald Trump and his GOP allies are blasting theHouse inquiry into whether he abused his office as illegal and declaring him completely f...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the people he forgets he knew

WASHINGTON (AP) — When certain associates and acquaintances of President Donald Trump get into hot water, he forgets he ever knew them. Various figures from the Russia investigation and the Ukraine ma...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 26 The New York Times on an attempted cover-up of past cheating by Russian athletes in global ...

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...