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.
In this episode… we’ll traverse from Hong Kong to South Korea and onto Pune, India. We start with Hong Kong, where Sustainable Asia is based, because no new legislation on plastic waste has been introduced for over a decade. Then we peak through the curtain of the COVID pandemic to see how South Korea is reacting to their recent surge in plastic waste. Finally we turn to Pune, India where under appreciated workers form the backbone of their unregulated recycling systems.
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.
Angus Ho, Greeners’ Action, Hong Kong
Park Da-hyo, Korea Zero Waste Movement Network, South Korea
Doun Moon, GAIA - Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives, Berkeley California
Lakshmi Narayan, KKPKP, SWaCH and Break Free From Plastic, Pune, 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):
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