Combating the globalisation of waste management in south-east Asia

For a long-time, south-east Asia and other parts of West Africa have accepted waste from the world’s rich nations and recycled, reused or dumped it in their own environment. Even today, there are containers full of unwanted waste sitting in. However, these countries are increasing against the dumping of rich nations’ waste in emerging economies (i.e. their own. Even the UN has called for a control on global plastic dumping in poorer countries (https://www.no-burn.org/brscop). "Collectors' Work" by Ikhlasul Amal is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0  In ...

Bye bye plastic bags

Transformational learning - changing habits and attitudes on a big scale The term transformational learning commonly emerges in CAS. Students can often cite moments and experiences wherein they have changed and in doing so they become lucidly aware of the need to change the behaviours and the attitudes of others. Teachers and parents are privileged to witness similar 'evolutions' in their classes and their children. Three years ago sisters Melati and Isabel Wijsen were sitting in a class in the Green School in Ubud ...