Macedonia imposes urgent measures due to severe pollution

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s government on Monday said it was imposing urgent measures in the country’s capital, Skopje, and the western city of Tetovo in order to protect people f...

North Macedonia: Hundreds protest dangerous air pollution

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Hundreds of high school students were protesting outside the government building in North Macedonia's capital on Friday, demanding authorities take urgent action to tack...

Dirty air, emigration threaten North Macedonia, leader says

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Rampant air pollution and the emigration of young, skilled professionals pose the most serious threats North Macedonia faces, the small Balkan country's president said. ...

Indonesia returns toxic trash to senders

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Indonesian government announced on Tuesday (June 2) that it is sending 49 containers of waste back to their exporters, as Southeast Asian countries increasingly refuse...

Canada does U-turn on garbage shipped to Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Canada has agreed to retrieve tons of refuse it shipped to the Philippines between 2013-2014. Canada's federal environment minister Catherine McKenna announced on W...

New enterprise to address growing waste problem in Vietnam recognized at Taiwan summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vietnamese enterprise mGreen won a Biosphere Sustainability award at the 2019 Asia Pacific Social Enterprise Summit for its unique initiative that encourages citizens to s...

Philippine newspaper editorial urges people to draw on recycling experience from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A newspaper in the Philippines has called on locals to learn from Taiwan in waste disposal, hailing the island as one of the countries boasting the highest recycling rates...

Garbage clogs once crystal-clear Bosnia rivers amid neglect

VISEGRAD, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Plastic bottles, rusty barrels and even old washing machines are among tons of garbage clogging rivers in Bosnia that were once famous for their emerald color and c...

'Foreign garbage' streaming into Taiwan, after China tightens controls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Environmental Protection Administration has been criticized for not doing more sooner to tackle the tons of extra “foreign waste” washing up in Taiwan, accordin...

New 24-hour trash disposal and recycling machine being trialed in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new 24-hour trash collection service is currently being trialed in a central Taipei district. Thanks largely to the country’s illustrious garbage collection sys...

Poland: New law to halt hazardous garbage stashing, fires

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister has proposed new legislation aimed at stopping garbage disposal businesses from stashing massive amounts of trash and getting rid of it through illegal fi...

Recalls this week: jeans, medication tubes

A line of jeans sold at Target are being recalled because a metal piece can detach, posing a laceration hazard. Other recalled consumer products being recalled this week include medication tubes that ...

Robbery suspect and bank employee dead after incident in Northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two people have been reported dead after an attempted bank robbery and shooting this afternoon in Hsinchu City that occurred around 2 p.m. A bank employee was shot duri...

Preserving Taiwan's mountain ecology: Garbage a huge problem on Yushan

TAIPEI (Taiwan) - Pollution remains a problem on Taiwan's highest mountain Yushan, or Jade Mountain, the park management has declared. The national park's website stated that the amount of lit...

Taiwan’s garbage disposal system gets praise from foreign media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan’s musical garbage trucks have been featured in a video clip lately, which praises the island’s effective waste disposal system. The clip, produced by ATTN,...