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Tracing down the rabbit hole of plastic containers in Malaysia

The limitations of recycling as a solution to our plastic overconsumption is particularly striking in Southeast Asia. The need to complement the recycling of plastics with upstream solutions that reduce its use is more essential now than ever.

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Greening the Covid-19 Recovery in Vietnam (Part I)

The pandemic has offered us a once-in-a-generation opportunity to rethink our status quo. Now more than ever, the world recognizes the need for resilience in the face of future problems. Thought-leaders, economists, and policymakers worldwide have agreed that a return to "business-as-usual" and environmentally damaging investment patterns would be reckless. Now is the time for us to do better. Yet, the question remains: How?

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Circular Economy: Global aspirations are only as good as local actions

The concept of a circular economy has emerged globally as a theoretical alternative to our current system. The path to the circular economy adoption begins locally, at home… Enter Mai Nguyen - a local practitioner’s evolving application of global circular economy concepts.

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Partnership Announcement: KisImpact

September 20, 2021

Through this partnership, we aim to enhance the technical and business capabilities of young innovators, those who can act as role models to empower other future entrepreneurs to ideate creative solutions to end plastic waste in the region.

Partnership Announcement: Bach Khoa Innovation

September 19, 2021

ICM is incredibly proud to get involved in this journey and give a helping hand to Vietnamese youth. Our efforts in this competition are more than just pure funding as we zero in on supporting two teams that we see high potentials in, namely the Edifilm team, and the Blastic team. They have all done amazing jobs in envisioning and ideating new solutions to our waste problem, based on the principles of "Bioplastics".

Partnership Announcement: Circular Cities Asia

September 12, 2021

In line with our commitment to foster circular thinking & innovative capacity in the ASEAN region, ICM is delighted to welcome Circular Cities Asia (CCAsia) as our latest Strategic Partner.

Introducing the New Face of ICM Falk

February 3, 2021

The Ida C. and Morris Falk Foundation is moving forward and we want you to join us! We are pleased to announce the official rebranding and launch of our new website icmfalkfoundation.org !

Tracing down the rabbit hole of plastic containers in...

September 6, 2021

The limitations of recycling as a solution to our plastic overconsumption is particularly striking in Southeast Asia. The need to complement the recycling of plastics with upstream solutions that reduce its use is more essential now than ever.

Greening the Covid-19 Recovery in Vietnam (Part I)

August 5, 2021

The pandemic has offered us a once-in-a-generation opportunity to rethink our status quo. Now more than ever, the world recognizes the need for resilience in the face of future problems. Thought-leaders, economists, and policymakers worldwide have agreed that a return to "business-as-usual" and environmentally damaging investment patterns would be reckless. Now is the time for us to do better. Yet, the question remains: How?

The Surprising Truth About Food Waste

August 3, 2021

8 of the top 20 solutions to climate change are related to our food systems. And, the most significant among these 8 refers to the reduction of food waste. Each year, 1/3 of food produced in the world goes to waste, and it is responsible for 8% of all greenhouse gas emissions. If we were to redesign our food systems into a closed-loop, circular one, more than 70 gigatons of CO2 emissions would be removed or avoided from entering the atmosphere.

Circular Economy: Global aspirations are only as good as...

May 17, 2021

The concept of a circular economy has emerged globally as a theoretical alternative to our current system. The path to the circular economy adoption begins locally, at home… Enter Mai Nguyen - a local practitioner’s evolving application of global circular economy concepts.

Building Post COVID Resilience Using Circularity in Plastics

January 10, 2021

While the COVID pandemic has led to a welcome, positive, yet short-term reprieve for the environment – with reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions, water pollution

New Growth Opportunities by Fighting Plastic Pollution in...

January 10, 2021

Plastic waste will outnumber the world’s entire fish population by 2050 unless we do something to address the problem now. (​World Economic Forum​, 2016)​ .