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December 16, 2013
Once known for frugal lifestyles, countries in Asia – led by China – have emerged as some of the biggest sources of waste electrical and electronic goods (e-waste). According to a new report and interactive global map from the Solving the E-Waste Problem (StEP) Initiative – which presents comparable annual data from 184 countries – developing countries’ e-waste load surpassed the developed world for the first time last year.
Shanghai residents can now register to recycle electrical appliances at their local Family Mart, Lawson or 7-11, according to the Shanghai Morning Post.
China aims to boost the annual output value of its resource recycling industry to 1.8 trillion yuan (USD287 billion) by 2015 as part of the country's bid to develop a circular economy, Xinhua reported this week.
Dozens of China’s political leaders, business executives and academics attended a round table conference aimed at developing a green and circular economy for the country’s garment industry this week in Beijing.
The Chinese city of Dalian, a major seaport in the northeast province of Liaoning province, has opened the country’s first “Renewable Resources Market,” at the Dalian High-tech Industrial Zone, according to a report in the China Daily.
December 12, 2012
Sprawling over 550 acres of land in the heart of India’s third largest city, Dharavi’s maze of dilapidated shacks and narrow, odorous alleyways is home to more than one million people. In this small area of Mumbai’s sprawling slum, hidden amid the warren of ramshackle huts and squalid open sewers are an estimated 15,000 single room factories, employing around a quarter of a million people and turning over a staggering USD1 billion each year.
Read Full Story Vietnam has set out its plans to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by between 8 and 10 percent by 2020 and based on 2010 levels.
China’s Permanent Green Energy Fund (PGEF) is to allow foreign investors access to projects and companies and offer an eight percent dividend.
Fujitsu has announced that it is building a line of laptop PCs from recycled CDs and DVDs.
Managing Vietnam's solid waste in an environmentally-friendly way is a national priority, according to Minister of the Natural Resources and Environment Nguyen Minh Quang.