Barely six months after Coles and Woolworths, the two biggest supermarket chains in Australia, started carrying out the government’s ban on single-use plastic bags in late July, usage of plastic bags has dropped by 1.5 billion plastic bags or 80% in the country.   According to David Stout, the manager of industry policy at the […]

In October this year, the Malaysian government announced a ban on plastic waste imports into the country following a public outcry when it emerged that more than 19 developed countries such as Australia, USA, UK and Japan had been sending their trash to Malaysia in the wake of China’s decision to ban waste imports in […]

Jakarta is planning to join the ranks of cities that have banned the use of single-use bags with the Jakarta Administration now in the process of drafting a gubernatorial regulation on this issue.   According to the head of the Jakarta Environment Agency, Isnawa Adji, the decision to ban the use of plastic grocery bags [...]
Another mass stranding of whales occurred in southeast Australia when 28 whales were found dead on the beach on November 28. A pilot in a private aircraft had spotted a humpback whale and 27 pilot whales stranded on the beach after having flown over the Croajingolong National Park in Victoria state on Tuesday afternoon.   [...]
Nov 26 (Monday) – As many as 145 pilot whales were found stranded on the beach on Stewart Island (also known as Rakiura) at the southern end of Mason Bay over the weekend after a hiker stumbled on the site just 30 kilometres off the southern coast of New Zealand’s South island. The New Zealand [...]

SINGAPORE NOVEMBER 13, 2018 – Asian Geographic Magazines picked up a stunning haul of 16 awards at the 2018 Asia Pacific Publishing Awards (APPA) and Media Publishers Association of Singapore (MPAS) Awards on November 8, 2018. The large number of points accumulated across the 16 winning categories meant that Asian Geographic Magazines walked away with […]