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Vietnam, Southeast Asian plastic recyclers hope to clean up after China ban

Vietnam's imports of plastic waste rose by 62 percent to 500,000-550,000 tons for 2017.

Bali declares 'garbage emergency' amid sea of waste

Bali wages a war on waste. 
December 28, 2017 | 04:20 pm GMT+7

US, EU, Japan to join forces on Chinese excess capacity: source

Countries are looking into Chinese intellectual property practices.
December 12, 2017 | 10:22 am GMT+7

Saudi gov't to acquire most expensive painting ever sold, Leonardo da Vinci's 'Salvator Mundi'

Saudi bought the most painting ever sold. 'We own it,' the official said.
December 09, 2017 | 09:36 am GMT+7

World's largest ceramic mosaic under maintenance in Hanoi, again

Hanoi is coughing up $110,000 to restore the 7,000 square meter artwork ahead of Lunar New Year. 
December 07, 2017 | 02:31 pm GMT+7

Interpol hails seizure of 1.5m tons of illegal waste

Most waste seized was metal or electronic, generally related to the car industry.
August 09, 2017 | 08:13 am GMT+7

Human waste becomes fuel for Kenya's urban poor

A company in Kenya is manufacturing briquettes from human waste and sawdust collected around Nakuru, a town in the Rift Valley region
August 08, 2017 | 09:00 am GMT+7

Concerns as Vietnam allows coal-fired power plant to dump waste near protected waters

Nearly one million of cubic meters of 'organic' mud will be dumped near a marine reserve.
July 02, 2017 | 05:06 pm GMT+7

Global coffee exporter fined $18,700 for discharging toxic waste in southern Vietnam

A secret pipeline spewing untreated waste into a local river was uncovered during a snap inspection.
June 22, 2017 | 09:29 am GMT+7

Landfill operator notorious for causing Saigon stench fined $66,000

It seems local residents have kicked up enough of a stink for authorities to take action.
June 09, 2017 | 07:19 pm GMT+7

Don't look away: Shocking photos of waste from Vietnam and around the globe

Images show a global struggle and serve as a stark reminder of the world we live in.
June 06, 2017 | 10:18 am GMT+7

Toxic waste gushing into Vietnam's rivers and lakes - report

The country's industrial zones release 2 mln cubic meters of untreated wastewater every day.
March 23, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Hanoi has a library built from 8,800 plastic bottles

The project hopes to draw attention to the large amount of plastic waste produced by our so-called modern world.
February 14, 2017 | 02:35 pm GMT+7

Power plant proposes plan to dump 1.3 million tons of waste into Vietnam’s sea

How is the country treating its marine environment?
November 05, 2016 | 02:00 am GMT+7