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Month: June 2023

Milestone for Campaign to Stop New Zealand Sending Plastic Waste to Malaysia

Lydia Chai, a Malaysian lawyer based in Auckland, has been campaigning for New Zealand to stop sending plastic waste to Malaysia and other developing countries. Her campaign garnered a lot of media interest, including comments by then Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. 11,500 people signed Chai’s petition. On Thursday 8 June 2023 at 6:40am Malaysian time, Chai will be facing off against industry...
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Do You Know: There is a strong relationship between diet, health, and youthful-appearing skin. Studies have shown that an imbalance in nutrition and poor eating habits are important causes of skin ageing. You can look older if you’re eating crap. Ageing is basically a chronic inflammatory state. Poor-quality foods, like trans fats, cause inflammation. The same goes with eating too much sugar...
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Demand and corruption facilitates wildlife smuggling

The Consumer Association of Penang (CAP) welcomes the recent arrests of wildlife poachers and the seizure of wildlife parts worth millions of ringgit. Nonetheless, the sheer quantity of wildlife contraband seized, including those seized en-route to or re-exported from Malaysia, is alarming. Several raids around  the country, complete with wildlife seizures, do not necessarily mean that law...
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CAP’s Agroecological Urban Gardening Project Listed in Transformative Cities ATLAS OF UTOPIAS

Atlas of Utopias, the Transformative Cities compilation of local utopias from all across the globe, has been revised and updated – 40 communities from 34 cities and 23 countries – and CAP’s urban farming and gardening project is listed in it. The Atlas showcases stories from communities around the world involved in transformation of housing, water, food and energy policies and practices....
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