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Category: Environment EN

PLASTICS TREATY NEGOTIATIONS – ON A ROAD TO NOWHERE?

In March 2022, a global commitment was made to negotiate a comprehensive plastics treaty, addressing the entire life cycle of plastic. Now at the end of 2023, countries are still grappling with disagreements, particularly from "low-ambition" nations disputing fundamental terms like "plastics" and "life cycle." Despite some progress, such as increased support for tackling harmful additives, the...
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CAP’s Energy Conservation & Energy Efficiency Programme at SJK (C) Union

Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) went to SJK (C) Union on 6 December 2023 to give a talk on Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency. SJK (C) Union was classified as an eco-school, which made a lot of effort to promote sustainable and environmentally friendly approaches. About 832 primary school students attended the talk. Saraswathi Devi Odian, an education officer from CAP, was the...
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A robust Plastics Treaty is needed to protect global health

After talks stalled in Nairobi, it’s important to understand that we cannot recycle our way out of the plastics problem, says one environmental expert. Last year, 175 nations agreed to develop a legally binding agreement to tackle plastic pollution. One year from now, these countries will conclude negotiations for the world’s first international Plastics Treaty, which aims to stem the health...
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CAP’s Energy Conservation Programme at Sekolah Kebangsaan Dato Kramat, Penang

More than 400 upper primary students from Standards 4-6 started their school day last Wednesday (29 November 2023) by listening to a talk on “Energy Saving and Conservation” by CAP. The session was very interactive – all the students were engaged in discussions and gave their opinions on greenhouse gases and the impact on climate change. #cap_ecp #cap_ecpschool #cap_ecpSKDK          ...
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MICROPLASTICS: BECOMING ONE WITH TRASH

Microplastics, which can have toxic effects, are everywhere – even in Malaysia. Local research has found them to be present in marine animals (fish) and in rivers. In 2017, 2 Malaysian doctors began a study which tested 11 colon surgical specimens from patients for microplastics and found them to be present in all the specimens collected. International animal studies have found microplastics...
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Inefficient Air-Cons are Being Dumped in Southeast Asia

Most air-cons that Southeast Asians are buying are inefficient energy guzzlers, recent research has found. They may also be obsolete in the countries that are exporting them, according to a report by non-governmental organisation CLASP, which focuses on research and promotion of appliance efficiency and energy access. Some of the appliances also contain refrigerants with high global warming...
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CAP’s Energy Conservation & Efficiency Programme at SJKT Subramaniya Barathee

Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) went to SJKT Subramaniya Barathee on 22 November 2023 to give a talk on Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency. About 100 primary school students participated in the talk. Saraswathi Devi Odian, an education officer from CAP, was the speaker for this Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency session. The students showed a keen interest in the topic and...
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Richest 1% account for more carbon emissions than poorest 66%, report says

‘Polluter elite’ are plundering the planet to point of destruction, says Oxfam after comprehensive study of climate inequality The richest 1% of humanity is responsible for more carbon emissions than the poorest 66%, with dire consequences for vulnerable communities and global efforts to tackle the climate emergency, a report says. The most comprehensive study of global climate inequality...
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GLOBAL PLASTICS TREATY (INC3)

Efforts to Move Forward Stalled by Fossil Fuel Producers “Despite agreement amongst nearly all states of the urgency to protect human health from toxic chemicals in plastics, major fossil fuel producers stalled efforts to move forward in an efficient manner, claiming that plastics production has nothing to do with plastic pollution.”    
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Launching of Energy Conservation & Energy Efficiency programme at SMK Datuk Hj Mohamed Nor Ahmad

SMK Datuk Haji Mohamed Nur Ahmed organized a Beach Clean Up program at Golden Sand Beach Hotel and invited Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) to conduct an insightful session on Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency. There were 80 students participating in this program. Saraswathi Devi Odian, an education officer who was the speaker for this Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency...
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