In a bid to combat plastic pollution, Manila is launching a year-long initiative with seven groundbreaking solutions. Developed by local organizations and social enterprises, these projects aim to cut plastic waste leakage by 30%, addressing both private and public sector concerns. Suds Sustainable Pods: Cleaning Without the Waste The surge in demand for household and […]
As a commemoration and evaluation of the efforts made by Yangzhou City and Plastic Smart Cities Program implementation for over three years, Yangzhou municipality held a PSC experience summary meeting on May 25th-26th 2023, which included pilot area visits and a summary meeting.
In support of Indonesia’s National Waste Awareness Day (Hari Peduli Sampah Nasional or HPSN in short), WWF-Indonesia organised a weekend event to help raise awareness through the Plastic Smart Cities programme. On Saturday, February 25, this event brought together over 50 participants from Jakarta, Depok and Bogor, including PSC partners from the academia, business and government […]
In the Philippines, households contribute a significant amount of plastic waste, among which single-use plastic in the form of disposable packaging often come up top. Soft plastics and styrofoam, in particular, are notoriously difficult and costly for recycling. More often than not, these end up being burnt, dumped in our landfills or worse, in our […]
VIET NAM – Single-use plastic tableware is now part of lifestyle and activity for people around the world, and now, Nguyen Van Tuyen, of Phu Yen province, has developed an alternative product made from dried leaves. It all started from the Vietnamese tradition to give Areca fruits as a wedding gift because it represents a […]
Since August this year, Izmir, the third most populous city in Turkey, has a new Plan of Action to tackle plastic pollution. The Plan is an important milestone of the engagement Izmir has taken since it joined WWF’s Plastic Smart Cities Initiative in 2019. The mayor of Izmir, Tunç Soyer, explained some of the main […]