Sparked by the zero waste movement, Asian countries are focusing on reducing..rather than recycling... plastic waste. We start our story on the wealthy island nation of Japan…where the rural village of Kamikatsu…can no longer afford the cost of incinerating disposable plastic and other types of waste. But the question remains, can poorer southeast asia neighbours also apply these zero waste principles to solve their plastic waste dilemma?This new 5-episode season is based on The Asia Plastic Atlas from the Heinrich Boell Foundation with support from Break Free From Plastic Asia Pacific.Guests:Akira Sakano, Zero Waste Japan, JapanLinda Ding, INOW Kamikatsu, JapanTerumi Azuma, INOW Kamikatsu, JapanMiko Alino, GAIA Asia Pacific, PhilippinesDownload The Asia Plastic Atlas from the Heinrich Boell FoundationSubscribe for Sustainable Asia latest episodes and review us on listennotes!Join the movement at Break Free From Plastic Production credits:Hosts: Marcy Trent Long and Bonnie AuAssociate producer: Jiaxing LiIntro/outro music: Alex MauboussinMusic from Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue):Color Country, We Collect Shiny Things, Noodle OpusVideo credit:Linda Ding
We first travel to a waste bank on the island of Lembeh, Indonesia to see how recycling works (or doesn’t work) in small villages. Then we take a look at PET plastic recycling in Asian urban centres...it’s feasible…but if local governments here shoulder the burden of collecting and sorting the plastic waste...is that really making the polluters pay? This new 5-episode season is based on The Asia Plastic Atlas from the Heinrich Boell Foundation with support from Break Free From Plastic Asia Pacific.Guests:Helen Panangung, Lembeh Scuba Resort, IndonesiaVon Hernandez, Break Free From Plastic, PhilippinesMiko Alino, GAIA Asia Pacific, PhilippinesAshwin Subramaniam, GA Circular, SingaporeDownload The Asia Plastic Atlas from the Heinrich Boell FoundationSubscribe for Sustainable Asia latest episodes and review us on listennotes!Join the movement at Break Free From Plastic Production credits:Hosts: Marcy Trent Long and Bonnie AuAssociate producer: Jiaxing LiIntro/outro music: Alex MauboussinMusic from Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue):Quarry Clouds, Gathering Stasis, Frank and PoetVideo credit:#BrandAudit2020 BFFP Reveals this Year's Top Plastic Pollutershttps://www.breakfreefromplastic.org/globalbrandauditreport2020/Break Free From Plastic Philippines Project
We start with Melati Wijsen’s story….a young Indonesian civic advocate who went on a hunger strike in an effort to ban plastic bags on Bali.  With waste collection rates hovering around 44%, are Asian countries really to blame for the pollution crisis brought by disposable plastic packaging?  This new 5-episode season is based on The Asia Plastic Atlas from the Heinrich Boell Foundation with support from Break Free From Plastic Asia Pacific.Guests:Melati Wijsen, Bye Bye Plastic Bags, IndonesiaMr. PremaKumara, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, JapanVon Hernandez, Break Free From Plastic, PhilippinesSatyarupa Shekhar, Break Free From Plastic, IndiaDownload The Asia Plastic Atlas from the Heinrich Boell FoundationSubscribe for Sustainable Asia latest episodes and review us on listennotes!Join the movement at Break Free From Plastic Production credits:Hosts: Marcy Trent Long and Bonnie AuAssociate producer: Jiaxing LiIntro/outro music: Alex MauboussinMusic from Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue):At Our Best Alone, Suzy Textile, Morning Glare, Aloscape 2, Pxl CrayVideo credits:Bye Bye Plastic Bags, United Nations, Break Free From Plastic Philippines Project
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. This new 5-episode season is based on The Asia Plastic Atlas from the Heinrich Boell Foundation with support from Break Free From Plastic Asia Pacific.Guests:Lili Fuhr, Heinrich Boell Foundation, BerlinKevin Li, Heinrich Boell Foundation, Hong KongDownload The Asia Plastic Atlas from the Heinrich Boell FoundationJoin the movement at Break Free From Plastic Subscribe for Sustainable Asia latest episodes and review us on listennotes!Production credits:Hosts: Marcy Trent Long and Bonnie AuAssociate producer: Jiaxing LiIntro/outro music: Alex Mauboussin
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