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Category: Environment EN

OUR WORLD IS STILL AWASH IN CHEMICALS… MORE THAN EVER

Rachel Carson was a renowned nature author and a former marine biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Her 1962 book, “Silent Spring” exposed the hazards of the pesticide DDT, and questioned humanity's faith in technological progress. The book questions our attempt to control the natural world around us. It meticulously described how DDT entered the food chain and accumulated in the...
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SIMPLE ENERGY-SAVING TIPS – (Part 2)

Grow Indoor Plants – They are Nature’s Cooling System Did you know that indoor plants are more than just stylish decor? They're eco-friendly allies in your mission to reduce energy use at home. Indoor plants don't just add a touch of green – they also play a cool role in regulating temperatures. Plants can keep your house cool because they lose water during transpiration, which cools the...
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A SHARING COMMUNITY

We need to work together to build a better world for all. Organisations participating in Green Action Week plan campaigns that focus on practical ways to bring about sustainable consumption while delivering benefits for the common good, focusing on relationships, illustrating equality and respect for all, showing care for people and planet and working to bring about economic and social justice....
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Alarm over Malaysia’s microplastic footprint

Government, industry and consumer collaboration on sustainable practices vital for healthier marine environment An environmental study has revealed Malaysia contributes significantly to microplastic pollution in the marine ecosystem. Universiti Putra Malaysia Assoc Prof Dr Sarva Mangala Praveena Appalanaidu said the pollution was caused by the dumping of personal care and cosmetics products,...
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PERSPECTIVE: NOT EASY TO LIVE PLASTIC-FREE

Journalist Nina Muslim and her colleague Amirul Sajadi tried plastic-free living for a day. Her conclusion: “The big winner here is obviously plastic and the plastics industry. It is shocking the amount of plastic we use daily, often incidentally.” Nevertheless, it was a worthwhile challenge. “I started the day aiming for plastic-free. I ended the day with zero-waste goals,” says Nina....
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Energy Saving Talk by CAP at Puncak Erskine, Penang on 15 December 2023

Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) conducted a talk on energy saving with 40 residents of Puncak Erskine, Tanjung Tokong, Penang on 15 December 2023. The programme was organised by CAP with the Joint Management Body of Puncak Erskine. During the talk, CAP gave information on how saving energy, even in small ways, is good for the environment and our wallet too; and how reducing energy use...
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What are the Loopholes in the COP28 Climate Deal?

Nations struck a historic deal on Wednesday at the COP28 climate summit in Dubai to transition the global economy away from fossil fuels. But some delegations and environmental groups say it contains major loopholes that could keep oil, gas, and coal flowing indefinitely. Carbon Capture One of them is the inclusion of a phrase calling for accelerated deployment of carbon capture. Carbon...
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It is everyone’s responsibility to keep Malaysia from being flooded

The world is in environmental distress. Consumers Association of Malaysia (CAP) calls on Malaysians to be aware of the serious situation we are facing and take steps to slow the effects of global warming. Over the past years Malaysia had experienced extreme weather fluctuations resulting in the loss of lives and properties from severe floods and landslides, and also disrupting food production....
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IS YOUR BPA-FREE PLASTIC BOTTLE REALLY SAFE?

If you look at the bottom of any reusable plastic container today, you might see a label declaring it “BPA-free”. BPA (or Bisphenol A) is used to make polycarbonate, a hard plastic that looks and feels like glass but is light and nearly unbreakable and is present in many household products. BPA is an endocrine disruptor, and many scientists believe it can cause cancer and reproductive harm....
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SEEKING A LIFE WITH LESS PLASTIC WASTE

Malaysia is one of the top plastic polluters in the world. Reducing, repurposing and reusing are part of the country’s circular economy plan for managing plastic waste, along with recycling. However, the Malaysian recycling rate is sub-par, so reducing the amount of plastic waste going into landfills by any means is a good thing. The zero waste, or low-waste lifestyle of reusing, repurposing...
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