3 Malaysians and local groups leading the way in zero-waste

Most of us are aware of environmental organisations corresponding to WWF-Malaysia, arrange in 1972; the Malaysian Nature Society, whose origin dates again to 1940; and Greenpeace Malaysia, established in 2017. For a very long time, environment-related activism was largely carried out by such organisations. Nevertheless, in latest instances, we have now seen an growing variety …

Your sunscreen is destroying coral reefs and harming marine life

Travellers heading to the US Virgin Islands could wish to rethink what sort of sunscreen they pack. The territory just lately outlawed sunscreens with elements believed to hurt coral reefs and different marine life. It’s not the primary such regulation – Hawaii and Key West, Florida within the US have handed comparable measures – however …

International School KL awarded highest green building accolades

A non-public faculty has proven that it walks the speak in relation to sustainable design. The Worldwide College Kuala Lumpur’s (ISKL) new 10.5ha campus in Ampang Hilir received gold within the Schooling class on the Malaysian Institute of Architects (Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia) or Pam Awards 2019 in June. It is usually a Inexperienced Constructing Index …

Human Writes: Polluting our breathing air with our constant need for power

The information final week was grim. The haze apart, what actually blew a fuse in me was the approval of a brand new energy plant. All this whereas, I’ve been affected person and pragmatic about awaiting reforms. However this jolted me into shock. With a RM1tril nationwide debt – which strange folks have been contributing …

Finnish what you start: Sort out your rubbish before dumping it

Like most individuals in Finland, Mikko Tanner has 4 completely different garbage bins within the small kitchen of his condominium in Etela-Haaga, a small suburb close to the Nordic nation’s capital of Helsinki. However it’s not as a result of the daddy of two has rather a lot to throw away. He simply has to …

Getting supermarket shoppers to stop relying on single-use plastic bags

Whereas most Malaysians could seem reluctant to alter their wasteful habits – even on the expense of our nation’s atmosphere – Tesco Malaysia company providers director Azliza Azmel is optimistic that we are able to. Recounting her go to to a not too long ago opened retailer in Bagan Ajam, Penang, Azliza says she was …

Why not have a plastic tax? Just tax the people using plastic bags

Will imposing a tax on plastic assist to cut back its consumption, and in the end – hopefully – resolve a lot of the world’s downside with plastics waste? That’s a risk that the Finnish authorities needs to review within the nation’s Scale back and Refuse, Recycle and Exchange plastics roadmap. Its Surroundings Ministry’s Moisture …

Poor French families say DIY is cheaper and better for the environment

At her dwelling in Roubaix, a former industrial centre in northern France that’s now the nation’s poorest metropolis, Magdalene Deleporte is making her personal deodorant. “It’s quick and tremendous simple,” she says, giving an indication with a recipe involving coconut oil, baking powder and some drops of aromatic oils. “It takes 5 minutes: you let …

Human Writes: Time for Malaysians to raise heat on the climate crisis

A stunning video went viral on social media not too long ago, displaying a sky drenched in a darkish blood-red hue in the course of the day. This ominous, apocalyptic-looking scene was taken within the Jambi province of Sumatra, Indonesia, in late-September 2019. For locals of Mauro Jambi, there was no second-guessing the trigger: the …

Air pollution might be causing you to lose hair

For the primary time, analysis reveals that publicity to widespread air pollution referred to as particulate matter (PM), is linked to hair loss in people. The research was performed by exposing cells on the base of hair follicles from the human scalp, referred to as human follicle dermal papilla cells (HFDPCs), to numerous concentrations of …