Free Plastic Bag ban comes into force in China

June 1, 2008,AEST

Today is the first day of the ban on retailers supplying plastic bags to customers. Numerousretailers have started charging customers between 0.3 to 0.5 yuan per bag and supplying the alternative of heshian or material bags for shopping. The law has | Read More

UAE prepares for theme park boom – AMEinfo.com

May 26, 2008,AEST

The UAE may soon be the world’s premiere home for theme parks as an increasing number of entertainment giants such as Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment are teaming up with local developers to build mega resorts in the country. However, | Read More

The hills of the future – BBC News

May 14, 2008,AEST

Major construction projects produce hundreds of tons of rubble and spoil, but is there an environmentally-friendly alternative to landfill? Four hills which have sprung up on the outskirts of London provide the answer. For years large quantities of it ended | Read More

Shrinking public spaces in cities

May 12, 2008,AEST

MANY INDIAN cities do not have public spaces worth their names. Most of the open grounds in urban areas have been converted into stadiums, corporate blocks etc. Space should be such where citizens can gather for conviviality without being bothered | Read More

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