The business of plastic waste

Plastic products are both a convenience and a curse but some innovative businesses in Yangon are striving to reduce their impact on the environment. FROM THE packaging of food to the outfitting of cars, plastic is essential to modern life. Its use accelerated rapidly after World War One, though the first man-made plastic material, Parkesine, […]

Tender on waste-to-energy project to be announced in June/July 2017

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list The Yangon City Development Committee will invite tenders for the new waste-to-energy project in June and July, said a spokesperson of the YCDC’s Pollution Control and Cleansing Department. The new scheme targets to produce electricity from garbage in the two biggest waste dumping sites in Hlinethaya and Dagon […]

Yangon rubbish piles up

Yangon residents are producing more rubbish and there are fewer places to put it, officials warn. According to a two-year survey carried out by the municipality, lifestyle changes are responsible for some of the increase, which has been exacerbated by a rise in population. Using data collected between November 2015 and February covering 4,666,721 people […]