Plastic in the Ocean: Fishermen in Hue are using fishing nets to collect plastic trash

‘Fishing’ plastic waste to protect ocean resources Understanding the threat of plastic to the ocean’s biodiversity has led Mr. Cường, a fisherman in Hue City, Thua Thien Hue Province, to start collecting plastic waste during his trips to the sea. He has been fishing for over 15 years and has seen fishermen and tourists discharge […]

Izmir Aims to End Plastic Waste in Tourism with Plastic Smart Cities

The Plastic Smart Izmir Tourism Workshop was held in Urladam, Izmir within the scope of the 15th European Waste Reduction Week held between 18 to 26 November 2023.  With the slogan “End plastic waste in tourism“, the Plastic Smart Izmir Tourism Workshop was co-organised by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality’s Climate Change and Zero Waste Department […]

Plastic Smart Cities Shares City Insights for Global Plastic Treaty at ICLEI Webinar

A webinar on World Cities Day (31st October 2023) was organised to facilitate discussion and increase awareness and understanding of the role of cities and subnational governments in the lead up to the third round of negotiations of the Global Plastics Treaty (INC-3).  The webinar was organised by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) […]

Choose to Reuse: First ever Closed-loop Reusable Food Delivery Packaging in Hong Kong

Since October 2022, WWF-Hong Kong has partnered with foodpanda Hong Kong to kick off a first pilot programme for reusable food delivery packaging. In the pilot phase, foodpanda provided 8,000 reusable food containers which can be returned to 9 different collection points – in the form of reverse vending machines.  Funded by the Environment and […]

Towards No Plastic in Nature (NPIN): Five Years’ Journey in the Philippines, Across 10 Plastic Smart Cities

No Plastic in Nature in Philippines

WWF-Philippines’ No Plastics in Nature (NPIN) initiative celebrated its fifth anniversary on Tuesday, July 18 2023 at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Social Hall in Quezon City, Philippines. This event was attended by WWF-Philippines staff, the Norwegian Ambassador, PSC representatives from all project sites, projects under the NPIN Initiative, national and local government […]

Citizen Science

Citizen science – the involvement of the public in scientific research – is a cost-effective way to gather data over a large geographical area, while simultaneously raising public awareness of the environmental impacts of plastic waste. TARGET USERS: Individuals, Government KEY CONSIDERATIONS: Ordinary citizens can tackle complex challenges by conducting research on large geographic scales […]