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Green consumption campaign to feature many new initiatives

The 2020 Green consumption campaign will take place from June 6 to 30 with many new initiatives and environmental projects, announced its organiser on June 3. The campaign is the 11th of its kind to be hosted by the Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Saigon) Newspaper ...

Collapse in Myanmar Seafood Exports Puts 1 Million Jobs At Risk

About 1 million people may lose their jobs in Myanmar’s fisheries industry, with almost all exports ceasing since February as the spread of Covid-19 prompted major buyers, led by China and the U.S., to halt orders. Processing plants wouldn’t have been able to deliver anyway, as ...

Khine Lin Kyaw

China’s post-COVID-19 woes to flow through the Mekong

As China shows signs of recovery from the COVID-19 outbreak, speculations abound about what a post-COVID-19 future will look like. Amid the cacophony of voices, consensus is gathering that global power balances will shift. What this shift might entail is fiercely debated. Some see China ...

Heidi Dahles, Griffith University

EU provides €5 million emergency cash for Myanmar garment workers

The European Union (EU) said it will provide €5 million (K7.9 billion) in cash to support garment workers in Myanmar who have been affected by COVID-19. The Myan Ku (Quick Assistance) emergency cash fund will go directly to cut, make, pack (CMP) workers who have lost ...

As COVID-19 hits global economy, Cambodian workers face layoffs

Cambodian garment workers have had their jobs suspended by the thousands as global markets clench and governments enact drastic measures to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Now, as the US and European economies grind to a halt, local industry insiders warned on ...

ALASTAIR MCCREADY

Plastic industry in recycling push

Thais can profit from plastic waste, as well as help the environment, by adopting a more circular economy, according to one of the world’s largest plastic producers, Indorama Ventures Plc. The company’s senior vice-president Richard Jones told the Bangkok Post last week that plastic waste deserves proper management ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

Thailand first in ASEAN to ban production, imports, sales of products containing trans fats

The Public Health Minister, Clin. Prof. Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, said Thailand’s ban on artificial trans fats came into effect last week, making the country the first in the ASEAN to ban the production, imports, and sales of partially hydrogenated oils as well as any food items that contain them. Keep reading ...

Experts stress efforts to up food standards

Cambodian experts on Tuesday urged entrepreneurs, traders, producers and suppliers to pay more attention to food safety standards to ensure the welfare of consumers. The appeal was made at the Food Safety Forum held at the Mekong Institute under cooperation with Institute of Standards of ...

HCM City seeks ways to curb CO2 emissions from vehicles

Air pollution in HCM City caused by vehicles has become even more serious than the level of pollution emitted by industrial zones, environmental experts say. The amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the city is estimated to be 38.5 million tonnes per year, making up ...

VN to get region’s first fibreglass recycler

Minh Hưng Group of Việt Nam signed a memorandum of understanding with the GFSI-MHE Manufacturing of Texas LLC to build and operate Southeast Asia’s first facility to manufacture plywood from recycled composite (fibre glass). Keep reading ...

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