We need other solutions to the plastic waste crisis. Solutions that involve reduce, reuse, refill and repair here in Asia. And those types of solutions…need to be included in the Global Plastics Treaty negotiations.
A special season about the Global Plastics Treaty negotiations happening over the next two years…with episodes dropping before and after every meeting!
We shift our focus from crops to livestock… specifically… dairy products made from cows. We humans have eaten dairy products for centuries…but only recently did we realize the impact that cows are having on climate change.
Rice is the staple food for more than 3.5 billion people. But did you know that rice farming produces 10% of the world’s methane emissions? In this episode, Marcy and Chermaine will start their journey from Madagascar in the 1960s…
The soil that gives life to 90% of the food on our table… now faces a “diet problem.” We are feeding it too many chemical fertilizers. And overuse of these fertilizers…is fueling climate change. How can China and the US, the two food superpowers, tackle this problem together?
In the last episode of our season, Chermaine and Khoa travel to Seoul to see what a wealthier country's air pollution issues looks like here in Asia.
Battling air quality in poorer regions of Asia can present many challenges…but New Delhi and Kathmandu are showing that there may be a light at the end of the poor air quality tunnel.
The citizen movement against air pollution and climate change in Pakistan’s capital, Lahore, pushes for change while the government blames the bad air on India.
Jakarta is up next in our series as Chermaine and Khoa uncover the health concerns surrounding air pollution in Indonesia and how citizens are using a landmark lawsuit to fight it.
In the quest to explore clean air troubles around Asia, Khoa Tran and Chermaine Lee start this five episode series in Bangkok, Thailand and uncover the environmental battles being fought on a daily basis.
As cop27 winds down in Egypt, it seems like a good time to embark on an exploratory audio journey to megacities in Asia where the climate crisis is making an already existing toxic air pollution situation…..even more unbearable.
After the success of carbon credits and carbon markets, could solutions like this work for plastic?
Will plastic offset credits and a recycled plastic commodity exchange make a difference in Asia?
Piles of plastic waste are now a common sight in Asia…can the court system alongside a UN plastic treaty…rally governments there to finally enforce waste management laws?
Can the UN global plastic treaty be negotiated to support the Asian countries that have struggled under the weight of plastic pollution for decades?
After a hiatus of quarantines and COVID lockdowns in Hong Kong…the Sustainable Asia Podcast is back!
How can we mitigate the cacophony in Asia’s oceans to help keep vulnerable species like the Chinese white dolphin safe from harm?
In this episode, we visit the Great Barrier Reef to uncover the clamorous underwater world of marine life sounds.
In this season, we first describe the beauty of undersea animal acoustics and then uncover the impact of noise pollution on marine life in China’s southern ocean.
We weave together experts from throughout this season... to uncover the links between disposable plastic waste and climate change.
In Asia, after decades of struggling with the cascade of trash caused by imported waste... and now the COVID pandemic... do governments have the courage to pull together a cohesive action plan to reduce plastic waste?
Stories about zero waste villages in rural areas across Asia...that are engaging their communities to resolve the age old problem of disposable plastic waste.
Stopping plastic pollution here in Asia can only happen when producers and distributors of disposable plastic packaging…. step up and take responsibility for the waste they’re creating.
With waste collection rates hovering around 44%, are Asian countries really to blame for the pollution crisis brought by disposable plastic packaging?
The plastic waste crisis in Asia is real...and it doesn’t seem to be getting better.... It’s clear that we need a new approach to reducing disposable plastic waste and its impact on the communities of Asia.