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Korea’s ban on disposable items to be expanded to convenience stores

The environment ministry said it will provide a one-year grace period for compliance with the expanded measure, citing t...

Why global businesses are signing a treaty to end plastic pollution

Last week, discount supermarket chain Aldi Australia announced it had joined a league of more than 85 international orga...

Singapore seeks to slash waste with plastic bags charge

The National Environment Agency (NEA) is proposing that from next year, supermarkets charge 5 to 10 Singapore cents per ...

Major Thai retailers stop giving out plastic bags

Thai Retailers Association members have stopped providing customers with plastic bags as a ban took effect on January 1.

South Korea to ban single-use plastic bags from sale

South Korea is to ban big-time supermarkets and retailers nationwide from giving out single-use plastic bags in an attem...

Carrot and stick approach to plastic bag levy

Environmental Protection Department officials are continuing to promote the compulsory plastic bag levy to retailers as ...

Grace over on Hong Kong bag fees

Hong Kong’s Environmental Protection Department (EPD) has warned retailers there will be no more verbal warnings from Fr...

NTUC FairPrice saves 9 million bags

Singapore supermarket chain NTUC FairPrice says customers saved more than 9 million plastic bags last year as the compan...