Singapore 

Baby Hoai An, who was found in plastic bag and treated in Singapore, dies in Vietnam, Singapore News

A Vietnamese baby girl who was treated at a Singapore hospital after being left for dead in Vietnam in March has died. Three-month old Trieu Hoai An died at about 4am on Friday (July 12) at the Hue Quang monastery in Da Lat City, about 300km north-east of Ho Chi Minh City. In a Facebook post on Friday, her primary caregiver Venerable Minh Tai said that Hoai An woke up crying at about 3am, but managed to fall back asleep after being fed some milk by the nun who was…

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Singapore 

Plastic ingestion by people could amount to eating a credit card each week, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Fancy a pinch of plastic with that shellfish dish? New research combining the results of more than 50 studies globally has found that on average, people could be ingesting about 5g of plastic every week – equivalent to a credit card – in the air they breathe, the food they eat and especially, the water they drink. This amounts to about 100,000 tiny pieces of plastic – or 250g – every year, said the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the University of Newcastle on Wednesday (June…

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Home 

The positive side of trade wars: fewer imports, a smaller carbon footprint and less need for plastic packaging

The trade war raging on between the US and China has hit many businesses. But is it possible that there is a positive side to a reduction in the flow of goods across the world?Some maintain that trade and globalisation open up economic opportunities and give less-developed economies a chance to upgrade and nurture their businesses. Sadly, there is a propensity for richer economies to exploit this. So, potentially, a trade war that halts unfair exchanges would redress the situation.With fewer… Source link

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Singapore 

Teenager allegedly set fire to plastic chairs, assisting with police investigations, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A 14-year-old boy is being investigated for allegedly setting fire to plastic chairs, the police said in a statement on Thursday (June 6). The authorities were alerted to the fire at a tentage located at Block 508 West Coast Drive around 10.45pm on Wednesday. There were no injuries or casualties reported. Officers from Clementi Police Division established the identity of the suspect with the aid of images from police cameras. Preliminary investigations found that the teenager is believed to have set fire to plastic chairs placed at the…

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Singapore 

270 F&B outlets in Singapore phasing out plastic straws by July 1, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – In a major step to cut plastic waste in the local food and beverage (F&B) sector, some 270 F&B outlets will stop providing plastic straws from July 1. The outlets, owned by 31 companies, will provide straws to customers only on request or for specific medical reasons, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said on Monday (June 3). They include all 53 restaurants and bars in hotels under the Accor Group, such as Raffles, Fairmont and Swissotel The Stamford, as well as the 24 F&B outlets in…

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Vietnam 

An Phát Plastic target profit up three times – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

A factory of Plastic and Green Environment JSC (AAA). — Photo soha.vn HÀ NỘI — An Phát Plastic and Green Environment JSC (AAA) plans to earn post-tax profit of VNĐ510 billion (US$21.8 million) in 2019, 2.8 times higher than the previous year. This year, AAA targets total revenue of VNĐ10 trillion, an increase of 25 per cent compared to 2018. It aims to earn pre-tax profit of VNĐ200 billion in the second quarter of this year. In the first quarter, the company achieved net revenue of VNĐ2.6 trillion, two times…

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Singapore 

Baby abandoned in plastic bag in Vietnam gets medical help in Singapore, Singapore News

She turned a month old today (April 24), but little Trieu Hoai An has had a difficult life. Shortly after she was born, the baby was abandoned in a plastic bag that was left hanging on a tree in a coffee plantation. Hoai An was on the brink of death when she was discovered by a farmer on March 29, Lianhe Wanbao reported. Maggots were crawling all over her tiny body. She had a visible wound on her head, and her skin was scratched and sunburnt. The farmer took her to…

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Singapore 

Mother finds plastic beads in daughters’ ears after visiting indoor playground, Singapore News

It was a family outing gone wrong when Facebook user, Merlyn Tok, took her daughters to an indoor playground at Northpoint City on March 24. Her six-year-old daughter complained of an itch in her right ear the next day, Tok, 30, wrote in a Facebook post on April 20. Upon inspection, they discovered that a little plastic bead was lodged in her ear. The marketing executive added that her younger daughter, however, had three beads stuck in her ears. According to Tok, she brought her daughters to the Accident & Emergency department but the…

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Singapore 

McDonald’s investigating case of plastic found in beef burger bought from Jurong Bowl outlet, Singapore News

Fast-food chain McDonald’s is investigating a case where plastic was found in a beef burger bought at its Jurong Bowl outlet. Stomp contributor Christopher alerted Stomp to the incident and said that he had ordered a Classic Angus Cheese burger from the outlet at Yuan Ching Road on Apr 8 at about 6.25pm. He paid $12.65 for his meal. “When I received my burger and started eating it, I noticed plastic inside the burger,” he said. “I informed the outlet’s staff who gave me a refund and provided me with…

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Singapore 

Paper and plastic found in McDonald’s scrambled eggs and burger, Singapore News

Two customers of fast-food chain McDonald’s had unpleasant surprises this week when they found stray objects in their food orders. On Friday morning (Feb 8), Facebook user Espen Tian Bao ordered a Breakfast Deluxe meal from its online service McDelivery. However, when he received his meal, he found a piece of paper in his scrambled eggs. His receipt showed that the order was fulfilled by the McDonald’s branch at Safra Punggol. In a Facebook post on McDonald’s page on Friday, Mr Espen said that the outlet told him over the…

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