Stories about Asia and the environment...that you probably haven’t heard yet. A new perspective on how different countries in Asia are tackling a changing planet.
Taiwan went from being nicknamed “Trash Island” to becoming the world’s premier supplier of PET recycled plastic. What did it take to get there? We walk through Taiwan’s unique approach to getting plastic beverage bottles from the hands of consumers and to plastic recycling plants - with a bit of education, love for the environment, and a few key government incentives.
Brenda Haitema, Head of Operations at First Mile
Tina Hong, Asia Sales and Operation Manager at Fuze Biotech
Gaby Liu, Impact Manager of First Mile
Further Listening and Reading:
99% Invisible: Separation Anxiety (Episode 213) (podcast episode)
Waste Not, Why Not: How Taiwan solved waste (podcast season)
Plastisphere by Anja Krieger (podcast)
How Taiwan Has Achieved One of the Highest Recycling Rates in the World: Smithsonian Magazine
Producer and Host: Marcy Trent Long
Associate producer: YuFei Wu
Sound Engineer: Chris Wood
Intro/outro music: Alex Mauboussin