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Reuse, recycle, reduce: Pink Pandora goes green

Designed to look like the Danish brand’s famous bracelet with charms, one of Pandora’s two jewellery-making facilities in Thailand, is located just under an hour’s drive south of Chiang Mai in Lamphun, Northern Thailand. A circular roof construction makes for the bracelet, while connected buildings resemble charms. Despite being white, the facilities are green and…

Ramboll acquires Singaporean consultant Web Structures

Danish consulting engineer Ramboll has announced the acquisition of Singaporean consultant Web Structures, which specialises in design and engineering services for high-rise buildings, on 7 January 2020. The deal will allow Ramboll to expand to its 4,500 payroll with 120 designers and engineers based in offices in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and London. Web Structures…

Norway seafood industry hits record breaking export sale in 2019

NORWAY’S seafood industry enjoyed its best ever year in 2019 with export sales hitting a record 107.3 billion kroner – or £9.25 billion – despite slightly lower volumes. Seafood trade between Norway and China grew significantly. Tom-Jørgen Gangsø, director of market insight and market access at the Norwegian Seafood Council, said “We have seen an…

Learn more about food waste from a Dane: See video here

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For those not fortunate enough to attend the event on food waste arranged by The Danish Embassy in Thailand in December 2019, a video has now been produced. The video features an inspirational speech on food waste by Danish Bo Holmgreen, the founder of Scholars of Sustenance (SOS). At the event, the Sukhothai Hotel Bangkok…

Finnish PM set 2020 goal for sustainabilty while the King of Malaysia asked for unity and harmony

World leaders used their New Year messages to stress the importance of preserving the environment, while some discussed internal political issues and foreign policy. Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin, the world’s youngest head of government at 34, said her goal was to make Finland “a financially responsible, socially equitable and environmentally sustainable society”. “We are entering…

Swedish embassy Thailand visited temple recycling plastic bottles into monk ropes

The Swedish Embassy’s Green Group in Thailand visited Chak Daeng temple on 19th December 2019, to learn from and get inspired by their efforts to tackle plastic waste in their community. The temple integrates Bhuddist Dharma practice with environmental awareness by recycling plastic bottles to make monastic robes. The bottles are sorted, cleaned, and then…

Finnish embassy in Singapore sum up their sustainability movements in 2019

For the last six months, during Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU, the Embassy of Finland has focused actively in the theme of sustainability. The highlights of the autumn including of  organised a Waste-to-value seminar for 70 representatives of Finnish and Singaporean companies, universities, government representatives as well as participating in ITS World…

Swedish ambassador met with Mayor of Cuezon

The Swedish Ambassador to Philippines, H.E. Harald Fries paid a courtesy call to Mayor Joy Belmonte of Quezon City Government on 20th December 2019. The meeting was to discussed common priorities such as environmental sustainability, business development, and human rights as well as potential areas of collaboration like urban mass transportation and women empowerment.  

Singapore company leases new environmentally friendly aircrafts to Braathens Regional Airways

Singapore aircraft leasing company, Avation has taken out a green loan from Deutsche Bank to finance its purchase of an ATR 72-600 plane. Aviation will then lease it out to the Norwegian owned Swedish’s airline, Braathens Regional Airways (BRA), Mr Jeff Chatfield, Avation executive chairman told Business Times on 19th December 2019. The plane is…

Danish Embassy puts food waste on the menu with delicious leftovers

On Tuesday 17 December, the Royal Danish Embassy in Bangkok organised an event featuring how to successfully utilise leftover food. The event was held at The Bangkok Screening Room in corporation with Scholars of Sustenance and The Sukhothai Bangkok hotel. The event formed a green circle with a minimum of waste and a maximum of…