Facilities that burn waste and produce energy are located across the United States including here on O‘ahu. But for a number of reasons, construction of these plants has slowed in the US. In Asia, it’s a different story. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
Starting this July, consumers on O‘ahu will no longer receive plastic bags for their groceries, or most other purchases. A bag ban is already in force across other islands, and starting today, there are new restrictions on plastic bags in Hong Kong. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
Discussions about various generations in the United States often focus on differences among Baby Boomers, members of Generation X, and Millennials. But in Asia, researchers have coined a new term—“Generation O.” HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
Each year, Gallup produces a survey that ranks states in terms of the happiness of their residents. Hawai‘i dropped from the top spot in the most recent one, in part because of the high cost of living. When it comes to countries, progress is often measured by growth in the gross domestic product. But in parts of Asia, that’s beginning to change. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.