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Electronics Recycling Asia 2015

2015.11.24 The Electronics Recycling Asia 2015 conference, organised by the World Recycling Forum (WRF), took place on November 10-13 in the scenic surroundings of the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, where the presidents of China and Taiwan had shaken hands at the very same location just a few days earlier. Although the number of participants in the…

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FoodNews Juice Asia Conference

2014.05.24 We spend a lot of time here attending conferences on serious issues of oil, energy, and environment and reporting back to you with what we’ve learned, but sometimes something that initially seems a bit more light-hearted comes around. This was the case with this week’s FoodNews Juice Asia conference, held in the Singapore Sheraton…

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GreenUrbanScape Asia

Bringing your green game to Green Urbanscape Asia

2013.11.13 It’s no secret that the population – especially in Asia – is booming these days, and with around 80% of the world’s population residing in cities, there is a rising concern that nature will continue to give way to overbearing urban environments that are rapidly expanding day by day. Will every country give in?…

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SMC Annual Conference 2013: SIMTech Senior Manager Lee Hock Wee presenting on manufacturing hot spots

Energy efficiency in manufacturing

2013.11.12 According to statistics by e2 Singapore, 40 percent of energy consumption is used by the industrial sector. With the rising cost of energy, coupled with the common wastage of energy in the manufacturing sector, the need for energy efficiency is important – not just to lower costs practically, but also to become more environmentally…

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Coal to overtake oil as main source of energy by 2020

2013.10.31 Despite government efforts to reduce carbon emissions, coal is set to overtake oil as the world’s main source of energy by 2020, with potentially devastating effects in the environment, energy consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie said Monday. According to William Durbin, president of global markets at Wood Mackenzie, China and India are turning to coal since it is…

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Racing for sustainability: Ken Hickson’s take on how we can make use of current opportunities to save our environment

2013.10.28 “To be sustainable, energy, economy, environment and ethics [must] all work hand in hand,” says environmental advocate and sustainability consultant Ken Hickson. The former journalist and public relations specialist recently launched his book Race for Sustainability, which touches on how individuals, businesses and governments can consume energy more efficiently and in practical ways. In…

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f1 race for sustainability

F1 race for sustainability

2013.10.08 More recently (this past June), I was interviewed on the subject of Formula One’s sustainability by Nobuko Kashiwagi of the United Kingdom-based U Brain TV (a web-based service) — see www.ubraintv.com. I was asked about how we could make events more sustainable, as this was something our company, Sustain Ability Showcase Asia (SASA), was…

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