How can businesses raise the bar of environmental sanitation standards beyond the pandemic?

How can businesses raise the bar of environmental sanitation standards beyond the pandemic?

As the pandemic continues to unfold, how can businesses continue to upkeep high environmental sanitation standards? Image: Jessica Cheam/Eco-Business Infection prevention remains at the forefront of everyone’s minds as Singapore starts to ease restrictions of the circuit breaker, the local name given to the lockdown to contain the Covid-19 outbreak. With a heightened awareness of health and safety in the city-state, businesses are considering ways to improve environmental sanitation standards beyond…

Vietnam circular economy advisory firm CL2B staffs up

Vietnam circular economy advisory firm CL2B staffs up

Miquel Angel (left) and Tran Quoc My have joined circular economy consultancy CL2B, which launched in Vietnam a year ago. Image: CL2B Closed Loop To Balance (CL2B), a new consultancy that helps businesses in Vietnam with strategies to reuse resources and reduce waste, has made two key appointments as the Southeast Asian country starts to open up after successfully containing the coronavirus outbreak. Joining the year-old firm to lead the tourism…

Cable route surveys to begin for Australia-Singapore solar sharing project

Cable route surveys to begin for Australia-Singapore solar sharing project

Guardian Offshore’s vessel, Offshore Solution, will conduct the cable route survey for Sun Cable’s project. Image: Guardian Geomatics Surveys of the seafloor will begin this year for a ground-breaking project to export solar electricity from Australia’s Northern Territory to Singapore via a 3,800km submarine power cable. Sun Cable, the project developer, has awarded the cable route survey contract to Australian firm Guardian Geomatics, which will use its sister company’s vessel…

Is poaching in Indonesia’s biodiverse Leuser Ecosystem on the rise amid Covid-19?

Is poaching in Indonesia’s biodiverse Leuser Ecosystem on the rise amid Covid-19?

Big male orangutan sitting on tall wooden platform in the Leuser Ecosystem in northern Sumatra, the last place on Earth that’s home to rhinos, tigers, orangutans and elephants. Image: Wildlife poaching is on the rise in a key Sumatran habitat that’s home to some of the rarest species on Earth. But hunters in the Leuser Ecosystem appear to be targeting animals for food, rather than the area’s prized tigers, rhinos…

Students for sustainability… Monash University Malaysia’s Janak Preet Kaur

Students for sustainability… Monash University Malaysia’s Janak Preet Kaur

Janak Preet Kaur, who is doing a PhD in alternative energy, says she wants to join a company with a poor environmental track record where she can make a difference. Image: Janak Preet Kaur Janak Preet Kaur was first drawn into the world of sustainability by the wide-eyed enthusiasm of Steve Irwin, whose shows she watched as a child. It was the crocodile-wrestling conservationist’s ability to warn of the dangers…

UK support grows for a green Covid-19 exit

UK support grows for a green Covid-19 exit

Empty shelves in a British supermarket amid the coronavirus pandemic. A recent opinion poll has found clear support for putting the environment at the heart of the post-outbreak economy recovery from across the United Kingdom. Image: What will the United Kingdom need in order to rebuild after the pandemic: policies that concentrate on strengthening the economy, or that give priority to the environment with a green Covid-19 exit instead? A…