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.
Sparked by the zero waste movement, Asian countries are focusing on reducing..rather than recycling... plastic waste. We start our story on the wealthy island nation of Japan…where the rural village of Kamikatsu…can no longer afford the cost of incinerating disposable plastic and other types of waste. But the question remains, can poorer southeast asia neighbours also apply these zero waste principles to solve their plastic waste dilemma?
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.
Akira Sakano, Zero Waste Japan, Japan
Linda Ding, INOW Kamikatsu, Japan
Terumi Azuma, INOW Kamikatsu, Japan
Miko Alino, GAIA Asia Pacific, Philippines
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Hosts: Marcy Trent Long and Bonnie Au
Associate producer: Jiaxing Li
Intro/outro music: Alex Mauboussin
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