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Green column: Save plastic, drink beer

Save water, drink beer is not just a cheeky slogan for college dorm room posters, but strategy I’ve adopted when eating out in Yangon. Except it isn’t water I am trying to save, but...

Myanmar targets plastic waste in growing green movement

This year’s theme for World Environment Day is plastic pollution, a scourge on Myanmar that is more easily seen in its beaches, mountains and cities than its dearth of reliable statistics. But over the past...

Breaking Up with Plastics in Myanmar @ Urban Village MM

With World Environment Day coming up and so many people talking about how to "beat plastic pollution," Conyat Create joined the conversation by hosting the second Hot Seat Discussion at Urban Village this Monday. Photos...

Panel discussion will tackle plastic pollution

Sustainable consultancy and change agency Conyat Create will host a panel discussion on plastic pollution in Myanmar. The ‘Breaking Up with Plastics’ event will take place at Urban Village (between 47 and 48 streets) at...

Art studio prepares plastic waste installation for World Environment Day

Art studio and gallery Wired on 39 is collecting plastic bags and bottles to make art installation for World Environment Day on Tuesday, June 5. The studio, which is known for its striking wire sculptures,...

Furnishing a greener future

It’s been said that necessity is the mother of invention. This was the case for Yangon-native Christina Win, head designer and owner of Yangon Green Furniture, when she opened her Mayangone district workshop...

Save Yangon: Say No to Plastic Bags

It is no secret that Myanmar faces a trash disposal issue. In fact, the whole world suffers from waste management problems. With progressively bigger trash-related problems, come increasingly harsher anti-garbage measures. In 2002, Ireland...