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Day: May 5, 2023

‘A sea of misinformation’: FTC to address industry greenwashing complaints

The oil industry asserts that all plastic is recyclable. Numerous investigations have found it largely is not, and the vast majority of US plastic that consumers thought would go to a recycling center to be reused is actually burned or buried. Troves of documents have shown oil and plastic industry leadership and executives have known that plastic recycling will almost never make financial sense...
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Fighting chance to beat scammers

The idea of adopting a 48-hour “cooling period” when money above a threshold is transferred to new bank accounts might give scam victims enough time to pull their money back from the brink before it reaches the greasy hands of scammers. Cybersecurity law expert and lawyer Derek John Fernandez said that is one of the ways authorities and financial institutions can stop a financial scam. He...
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CAP Appeals to the Prime Minister to Cancel Penang South Reclamation Project

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) appeals to the Prime Minister (PM) of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and the Unity Government to take steps to cancel the wasteful Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project which will cause irreversible damage to the environment and the fishing community. CAP welcomes the PM’s recent statement that he had concerns about the PSR project and...
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DoE’s admission on Penang islands project justifies stopping it, says NGO

The 71 conditions imposed on the Penang South Islands project would not ease the public’s concerns as they were all about mitigation, and comprised offset programmes that include setting up artificial reefs and fish aggregating devices which could not replace a complex ecosystem. “This is not a trade off, but a write off,” said SAM president Meenakshi Raman in an interview with Astro....
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