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Conference Report: Waste in Asia (ASIEN)

In the latest issue of the journal of the German Association for Asian studies (DGA, Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Asienkunde), ASIEN, No. 141, Stephanie Assman wrote a conference report on the Waste in Asia conference, held in Leiden in June: Waste in Asia , Leiden, the...

Taiwan ‘world’s geniuses’ for garbage disposal

In an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal of May 17, Kathy Chen tells us how Taiwan, once dubbed Garbage Island, has emerged as an international poster child for recycling. The article gives a general overview of the waste policies and the recycling system...

Film and Documentary Screening

Film and Documentary Screening for the Waste in Asia Conference 2016 Featured films: No Doggy Bag Please (Hingman Leung, 2015); Tyres (by Kyaw Myo Lwin, 2013); Eating Out and Food Waste in Bangalore | Metro Manila (Marlyne Sahakian, 2016); Refuse and Daily Life (Seiji...

Bizar fashion show recycles waste materials

A bizarre fashion show presented garments made out of metal buckets, bottles, paper and general garbage waste at a farm in southwest China's Chongqing municipality Thursday. More than 1,000 people took part in the show and displayed the creative garments made of waste...

Research presentation on everyday food waste

David Evans of Manchester University presents his research on household waste, particularly food waste, in a presentation titled "Crossing the threshold: why do households waste food and what can we do about it?" at an event hosted by the Sustainable Consumption...