After regional backlash against waste imports, and a growing recycling crisis in the nation, Australia will move to ban waste exports to other nations.
BIODIVERSITY, CLIMATE AND OUR ENVIRONMENTS
Climate change, increasing plastic waste and greenhouse gas emissions affects everyone, and Southeast Asia is one of the regions most affected. Keeping our environment safe and secure is integral to the future. MoveAsia focuses on the impact of climate change, what the region can do to tackle the climate crisis, and through the Ursus Project, we take a look at how we can tackle the burgeoning problem of plastic waste around the region, and its impact on our oceans and waterways.
164 people were murdered across the world in 2018 for defending their land and the environment, particularly in indigenous communities. The Philippines overtook Brazil as the deadliest place for activists.
No real surprises anymore: the waste has come from rich nations like Australia, the US and Canada, and flooded into a nation already battling a humongous waste and plastic problem.
One of Australia's most controversial coal mine's has secured approval - but environmental groups haven't given up hopes of stopping the project.
“It’s a kumbaya pipe dream, it’s a logistical clusterf–k, it’s an impossibility. Kinda like the movies... So, to me, that’s kind of a turn-on.”