Pesticides: global consumption is increasing despite 60 years of integrated crop protection

Since it emerged in the 1960s, the concept of integrated pest management (IPM) has aimed, among others, to rationalise and reduce the use of chemicals to control crop pests. However, 60 years on, the quantity of pesticides used at the global level continues to increase. Soil, water and air pollution, pollinator decline, health impacts on … Baca Selengkapnya

Danone-Veolia opens recycling plant to reduce plastic waste

The government has inaugurated a PET bottle-recycling factory in Pasuruan, East Java, that will help reduce plastic waste in Indonesia, especially from single-use plastic bottles.  The plant, which started operating in April, was built in a partnership between bottled-water company Danone-AQUA and water-technologies company Veolia Indonesia. Industry Minister Agus Gumiwang said the plant would strengthen … Baca Selengkapnya

Manpower minister urges firms, workers to adhere to emergency PPKM

Jakarta – Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah called on company’s management and workers to conform to the government’s policy on emergency public activities restriction (PPKM) in effect in Java and Bali on July 3-20, 2021. The minister stressed that compliance by all parties in following health protocols, as stipulated in the emergency PPKM, is part of … Baca Selengkapnya