Let's make fashion industry truly sustainable
NST, 4 April 2018
FASHION is meant to be trendy. Itís fast-paced: in one season, out the next. If you want to keep up, you had better update your wardrobe ó that top you bought last summer is already outdated. While things may have been built to last a life-time a generation ago, today they donít even last a year.
Human Writes: Malaysia is 8th worst in the world for plastic waste
The Star, 25 March 2018
We have a huge problem with plastic waste on this planet. Itís everywhere. Youíd have to be blind not to see it. Empty drink packets on the streets. Plastic bags and Styrofoam food packets in the park. Beaches that look like rubbish dumps, with waste strewn all over.
Our beaches are plastered with plastic rubbish
The Star, 23 March 2018
DATA collected during a clean-up of beaches in the country earlier this month revealed that most of the rubbish collected (2,700kg) was made from plastic. The items ranged from water bottles to plastic bags.
Indonesian women in Sulawesi village face daily swim for clean water
Straits Times, 22 March 2018
Indonesian villager Mama Hasria swims upstream with about 200 empty jerry cans tied to her back, a daily trip she and other local women make to get clean water for their community on Sulawesi island.
Australia to invest RM90.5 million in Asean Smart Cities Network
NST, 18 March 2018
Canberra today announced a A$30 million (RM90.5 million) investment to help develop cities across Southeast Asia in smart and sustainable ways.