Rice into low-carbon plastic: bringing hope to a struggling Fukushima town

Jinichi Abe grins as he watches diggers working earth near his rice fields, knowing they are returning still more fields to productivity after Fukushima nuclear reactors exploded and sprayed the…

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[FILE] This photograph taken on September 21, 2021 shows workers wearing face masks while working at the Maxport factory, which makes activewear for various textile clothing brands, in Hanoi. (Photo by Nhac NGUYEN / AFP)

Vietnam aims to make textile industry ‘greener’

(VTV) – Many industries in Vietnam are adopting green production methods to maintain and expand their export markets, including the textile industry. Thanks to this industry’s transformation, many domestic enterprises…

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Farmers harvest rice in a paddy field in Thailand’s southern province of Naratahiwat on February 18, 2021. (Photo by Madaree TOHLALA / AFP)

Hope for APEC on sustainable development goals

Sustainable development has been a feature of most global summits, including APEC. As the host economy this year, Thailand included the bio-circular-green economy on the agenda. What remains a concern…

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Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

Private sector needs to lead economic recovery, says global financial institute executive

Emphasising how the private sector is the one that needs to lead the country into recovery, Alfonso Garcia Mora, Vice President for Asia Pacific at the International Finance Corporation, (IFC), a sister…

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