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Monday, April 19, 2021

Pledge To Plog


Nepal's plastic problem mirrors SE Asian economies' challenges, but it can change its narrative

April 16, 2019 4:19 pm

For decades, low awareness and a near dysfunctional waste management system has resulted in litter either thrown into or dumped on the river banks throughout the valley, which ultimately flows down to the Bagmati river.

Laos' trash problem is an ecological time bomb, here's how it can course-correct

February 22, 2021 11:30 am

In Laos, newly-empowered consumers are basking in the benefits of the polymer industry without knowing the consequences of their consumption on marine ecosystems.

Cambodia is drowning in its waste, but can it plug the plastic flow?

February 22, 2021 11:28 am

Just like Thais, Cambodians have a deep-rooted relationship with plastic bags. It’s hard to break up with the clingy habit as it’s a convenience that’s unmatched by any other product.

Part 1 - 5 countries, 13,000 km, 1 goal: Challenge the everyday use of plastic

February 10, 2021 4:24 pm

I was on a 3-month bike ride across five countries of Myanmar, Laos, Thailand , Cambodia and Nepal, to challenge the everyday use of plastic through an activity called Plogging - a mix of jogging and picking up trash.