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Month: March 2023

PLASTIC-FREE IS POSSIBLE

Many traditional cultures in the Global South are naturally zero-waste until Big Plastic convinced everyone that plastic is more “progressive” “convenient” and “modern.” But we know better. It’s time decision-makers support traditional zero-waste systems. (Source: @brkfreeplastic) #BreakFreeFromPlastic  
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Consumers fleeced by inaccurate weighing scales

Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urges the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Cost of Living to conduct checks and take action against wet market traders using inaccurate mechanical weighing scales (with dial indicators on both sides of the machine) to short-weigh consumers. Our recent survey at all the wet markets in Penang showed that some of the weighing scales have their calibration...
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GINGER HAS THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES

Did you know that 447 phytochemicals have been isolated and identified from ginger plants, of which volatile oils, diethylanoids, gingerols, flavonoids, and terpenoids are the major components? Phytochemicals are a wide variety of compounds produced by plants which have health-promoting effects. Extracts from the ginger plant possess numerous biological functions: anti-inflammatory,...
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BENEFITS OF URBAN TREES

Today, more than half of the world population lives in cities. This number will likely increase to 68% by 2050. Urban trees provide many environmental and socio-economic benefits to people, including supporting biodiversity & mitigating climate change. (Source: UN Biodiversity)  
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ALL PRODUCTS MUST DISCLOSE THEIR CHEMICAL INGREDIENTS – Ecowaste Coalition

13 March 2023, Quezon City. In celebration of the World Consumer Rights Day on March 15, the toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition called for improved chemicals disclosure and transparency to uphold the fundamental rights of consumers to product information and safety, and a healthy environment. “As an advocate for a zero waste and toxics-free society, we want to see policies and...
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