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.
We start with Melati Wijsen’s story….a young Indonesian civic advocate who went on a hunger strike in an effort to ban plastic bags on Bali. With waste collection rates hovering around 44%, are Asian countries really to blame for the pollution crisis brought by disposable plastic packaging?
This new 5-episode season is based on The Asia Plastic Atlas from the Heinrich Boell Foundation with support from Break Free From Plastic Asia Pacific.
Melati Wijsen, Bye Bye Plastic Bags, Indonesia
Mr. PremaKumara, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan
Von Hernandez, Break Free From Plastic, Philippines
Satyarupa Shekhar, Break Free From Plastic, India
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Hosts: Marcy Trent Long and Bonnie Au
Associate producer: Jiaxing Li
Intro/outro music: Alex Mauboussin
Music from Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue):
At Our Best Alone, Suzy Textile, Morning Glare, Aloscape 2, Pxl Cray
Bye Bye Plastic Bags, United Nations, Break Free From Plastic Philippines Project