Circular Economy

Circular Surfing : Polluting Plastic to New Boards

A US-based plastics company has teamed up with a Bangkok surfboard company to produce surf and paddle boards made from discarded fishing nets – and are giving oceanfront villagers a new source of income along the way.

Rethinking Models for Climate Financing

Effective climate action by multiple non-state actors, be they businesses, cities or regions, could make significant contributions to narrowing the global emissions gap, adapting to climate change, and demonstrating to governments that higher ambition is desirable and doable. Going beyond words, this 5-part series titled Beyond words: Climate Actions for a Green Economy show that these actors are hard at work and delivering.

World Tourism Day Marks Innovation & Startup Contest

World Tourism Day Marks Innovation & Startup Contest

This year’s World Tourism Day on 27 September places importance on harnessing innovation and digital advances to improve tourism effects, plus a startup contest seeks to celebrate clever ideas that will lead the transformation of the tourism sector.

Climate Action With Clean Energy Funding

Effective climate action by multiple non-state actors, be they businesses, cities or regions, could make significant contributions to narrowing the global emissions gap, adapting to climate change, and demonstrating to governments that higher ambition is desirable and doable. Going beyond words, this 5-part series titled Beyond words: Climate Actions for a Green Economy show that these actors are hard at work and delivering.

Reducing Food Waste Saves Hotels Money

Hotels saved $7 for every $1 invested in reducing food waste. This and more findings were revealed in a research that provided a compelling business case on food resource efficiency and good business practices, reports Mallika Naguran.

Sustainable Business Grants: Funding Increases for 2018

Increased interest in sustainable tourism has seen increasing numbers of major companies and organisations  buying into the startup culture – with big money grants to innovative operators

Circular Economy – Using Waste to Make Biofuels

here has been plenty of controversy about the production of biofuels from plant sources, and the impact it has on food production and the environment. And recently, the blockage of sewage systems by waste fats has also been in the news. One smart Finnish company is applying its technology to both problems and making biofuels from food processing waste.

Singapore – Far from a Circular Economy?

Singapore – Far from a Circular Economy?

Given Singapore’s capabilities in instituting judicious environmental regulations and embracing new technologies, it still lags behind in creating an economy that harnesses resources optimally while reducing wastage. Mallika Naguran reports on the discussions had during an MEM Alumni seminar on the circular economy.

Tackling Climate Change with Circular Economy and Circular Cities

Tackling Climate Change with Circular Economy and Circular Cities

News headlines have been full of extreme events recently. Many consider these as a symptom of global warming – so is it time to reconsider the economic model that’s widely in place, revisit how cities are planned and reflect on current financial models