Insights on the Circular Economy in Singapore

Circular - 1 Our current linear production and consumption model of “take, make and dispose” is not sustainable. We no longer can afford to use more limited resources and create more waste. We have to change, and the alternative model that is fast gaining traction is the circular economy.

Driven by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and building upon concepts such as Cradle to Cradle, Industrial Ecology and Biomimicry, the circular economy is likely to be the next big sustainability trend. Read more

Green Products and Exhibits at Eco-Products International Fair 2014

Eco-Products International Fair 2014

Asia is Green recently visited the Eco-Products International Fair 2014 (EPIF 2014) held from 13 to 16 Mar 2014 in Taipei. The exhibition was organised by the Asian Productivity Organization (APO), and Taiwan’s Bureau of Foreign Trade. The exhibition has been rotating among APO member countries since 2004, and is in Taiwan for the first time.

Implemented by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council, with the Taiwan Green Trade Project Office and the China Productivity Center, the exhibition saw a record-breaking number of 207 exhibitors with 437 booths participating in the Fair to promote green trade, sustainable development, and green lifestyle. Read more

Taipei Outcome Document of the International Conference on Achieving Sustainability to Empower Future Generations

Taipei Outcome Document

Asia is Green recently attended the International Conference on Achieving Sustainability to Empower Future Generations, held from 13 to 15 Mar 2014 in Taipei. The conference was organised by the Asian Productivity Organization (APO), Taiwan Green Trade Project Office, and China Productivity Center in conjunction with the Eco-Products International Fair 2014.

The conference saw more than 20 international speakers and more than 200 participants, including 30 international delegates representing 15 different countries from the Asia-Pacific region. In addition, the delegates also adopted a conference outcome document which highlighted their commitments to sustainable development, and recommended 10 key actions based on discussions during the conference. Read more

International Conference on Achieving Sustainability to Empower Future Generations – Key Learning Points

APO International Conference

Asia is Green recently attended the International Conference on Achieving Sustainability to Empower Future Generations, held from 13 to 15 Mar 2014 in Taipei. The conference was organised by the Asian Productivity Organization (APO), Taiwan Green Trade Project Office, and China Productivity Center in conjunction with the Eco-Products International Fair 2014, and involved more than 20 international speakers and more than 200 participants, including 30 international delegates representing 15 different countries from the Asia-Pacific region.

Three key topics were covered at the conference: “How will Green Energy Shape Our Future?”; “Green Consumption/Green Procurement: Is Behaviour Change the Heart of Sustainability?”; and “How Smart/Green Can a City Be?” Here’s a summary of the key learning points that we gained from the conference: Read more

Good Mix of Planning and Spontaneity is Needed

February 20, 2014 by  
Filed under Asia, Community, Government, Recent, Singapore

By Maxine Chen Li Shan

Clean and Green Singapore - Every Action Counts

I like spontaneity. I enjoy it when people speak out of turn in daily conversations and create awkward pauses. I am considering pursuing a career in music solely because of its ability to interlock any number of strangers in a divine jam regardless of age, language or background.

In a group of friends, I am often the one advocating new activities to try out. I recall quite vividly the looks on my girlfriends’ faces when I suggested we do the G-Max Reverse Bungy ride at Clarke Quay together (we eventually compromised by standing below the ride to catch vicarious thrills), and the oppressive gloom that materialised when I dragged another to a LAN centre and promptly ruined DOTA for him by asking incessant questions. To all my friends – I apologise. Read more

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