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Plastic waste is a boardroom issue

The global focus on single-use plastic is growing exponentially, and this is not a conversation confined to consumers and restaurant managers. Resources, and [...]

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Infographic Journey of a plastic water bottle in Hong Kong, The Purpose Business

Journey of a Hong Kong plastic water bottle

Over five million water bottles are used every day in Hong Kong - what happens to them? This infographic (updated for 2019) demonstrates [...]

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Are you ready for #PlasticFreeJuly?

Every year, people around the globe take time to focus on what they can do to reduce or eliminate the single-use plastic that [...]

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Thoughts on hot air: lesson from a balloon drop

Mabi David and Carissa Pobre reflect on lessons from an abandoned balloon drop. The backlash was swift and strong. No sooner had the announcement for a [...]

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The Purpose Business Philippines Bill on Plastic Straws and Stirrers

A plastic straws and stirrers ban in the Philippines?

As the Philippines debates a nationwide ban on plastic straws and stirrers, TPB Sustainability Advisors Ny-Ann Nolasco and Carissa Pobre investigate its potential impact. Throughout [...]

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Not just a house of straws. The Purpose Business.

Not just a house of straws

TPB's Founder & Director, Pat Dwyer on the role of collaboration and innovation to manage plastics in  ASEAN. In no other time in [...]

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‘Biodegradable, compostable, eco-plastic’ – but is it better? The Purpose Business

‘Biodegradable, compostable, eco-plastic’ – but is it better?

Dr Merrin Pearse explains what the terms on your plastic packaging mean and why it's important to understand them. Your company has done [...]

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No time for waste: action plastic pollution, The Purpose Business

No time for waste: taking action on plastic pollution

There are growing concerns about single use plastic ending up in our waterways or oceans. These concerns are helping to highlight how disposable [...]

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Infographic Journey of a plastic water bottle in Hong Kong, The Purpose Business

Journey of a Hong Kong plastic water bottle

So what happens to Hong Kong's five million water bottles that are used every day? This infographic demonstrates the different journeys a single-use bottle can [...]

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Plastic recycling – it’s not simple so what should we do?

It is great to see the increasing focus now on the issue of plastic recycling since so much plastic is single use and [...]

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Race against waste at the Volvo Ocean Race

We all like a sporting challenge, and what better sporting challenge to be part of than the Volvo Ocean Race’s call to action [...]

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2018: a year of responsible growth

Our Founder & Director Pat Dwyer shares TPB's predictions for sustainable business in 2018. While the world has often felt increasingly troubled in 2017, [...]

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Celebrating a plastic-free New Year

by Vicky Lee The festive season is well and truly here, while all retail businesses are pushing the sales to meet the annual […]

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Party without plastic cups, The Purpose Business

Partying without creating a pile of plastic cups?

Dr Merrin Pearse‘s guide to avoiding the perils of plastic during the party season.   As you enjoy the summer parties at the beach, […]

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G.R.E.E.N. Hospitality Conference

Catch TPB's Dr Merrin Pearse when he speaks at G.R.E.E.N. Hospitality conference in Hong Kong. Designed specifically for the hospitality industry, the G.R.E.E.N. Hospitality [...]

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Single-use plastic conundrum in Asia

TPB's Dr Merrin Pearse will be talking about single-use plastic at Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) in Singapore. ADEX is the largest, and longest-running, [...]

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Tackling waste at Hong Kong Sevens

One of the most anticipated events in Hong Kong's sporting calendar, the annual Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament, is set to tackle plastic [...]

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Recycling in Hong Kong

TPB's Dr Merrin Pearse will join the American Women's Association in January for a morning talk on Hong Kong's recycling. Confused about what you [...]

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Wading through plastics

TPB's Dr Merrin Pearse will be moderating an exciting conversation on single-use plastic, convened by the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. [...]

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Plastic China film screening & panel

Conscious Cinema and Zero Waste Life present a screening of Plastic China - Jiu-liang Wang's award-winning portrait of poverty, ambition and hope set in [...]

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Breakfast with Purpose, key issues for hospitality, The Purpose Business

Breakfast with Purpose: key issues for hospitality

Join us for Singapore’s first Breakfast with Purpose event - where we'll discuss some of the most pressing environmental and social issues confronting [...]

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Single use plastic at events, Volvo Ocean Race workshop

The Volvo Ocean Race is coming to Hong Kong for the first time. To support Volvo Ocean Race’s commitment to sustainability, the Race […]

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