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 first travel to a waste bank on the island of Lembeh, Indonesia to see how recycling works (or doesn’t work) in small villages. Then we take a look at PET plastic recycling in Asian urban centres...it’s feasible…but if local governments here shoulder the burden of collecting and sorting the plastic waste...is that really making the polluters pay?
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.
Helen Panangung, Lembeh Scuba Resort, Indonesia
Von Hernandez, Break Free From Plastic, Philippines
Miko Alino, GAIA Asia Pacific, Philippines
Ashwin Subramaniam, GA Circular, Singapore
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Hosts: Marcy Trent Long and Bonnie Au
Associate producer: Jiaxing Li
Intro/outro music: Alex Mauboussin
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