10 ways to have a greener Christmas celebration | Malay Mail
LONDON, Dec 10 — Christmas is a time of plenty — and the season of abundant food, gifts and merriment creates a hefty climate impact and millions of tons of waste each year. As awareness about climate change grows, many people are aiming to cut waste and enjoy an eco-friendly celebration. Below...
LONDON, Dec 10 — Christmas is a time of plenty — and the season of abundant food, gifts and merriment creates a hefty climate impact and millions of tons of waste each year.
1. Ditch the Christmas jumper. They normally contain plastic and are often only worn once or twice. Those who cannot resist the trend are advised to re-use last year’s jumper or buy second-hand.
4. Beware greenwashed consumerism: green products create a “warm glow” for users, according to a study by Canadian researchers, but consider whether green branding is being used to sell unnecessary items.
7. Pull your own crackers: store-bought varieties are a major source of waste. For a greener alternative, make your own crackers using old toilet roll tubes and add home-made gifts.
10. Get talking: climate experts say mass awareness and lobbying is needed to bring change. Bringing up the issue over Christmas dinner might raise awareness — or at least provide a lively debate. — Thomson Reuters FoundationRead more: Malay Mail
Eight in 10 girls in western Nepal forced to sleep outside during periods | Malay MailKATHMANDU, Dec 10 — Teenage girls are still being forced to sleep outside during their periods in parts of Nepal despite a string of deaths and a law banning the ancient custom, researchers said today. A new study published days after the latest victim suffocated to death found nearly eight out... bau ke macam mana nihh It is tragic for humankind. As the world fast moving into digitization & space explorations, there are many who are left behind to fend for themselves against ancient nonsensical practices. In India, 88.8 rapes happened daily (2017), while its gov shoot rockets into the skies.
Mat Sabu: Defence White Paper to serve as roadmap for Malaysia’s defence industry for the next 10 years | Malay MailKUALA LUMPUR, Dec 9 — The Defence White Paper (DWP) is the roadmap and strategic action plan for Malaysia’s defence and security industry in addressing the increasingly challenging and sophisticated threats for the next 10 years. The DWP is the first to be formulated after the country obtained...
8 in 10 menstruating girls in western Nepal forced to sleep outsideViewed as impure, these women are banished from their homes, and risk being raped or bitten by snakes. FMTNews Nepal Discrimination
10 ways to tackle povertyCOMMENT | The poor have also been badly let down by previous governments, including Dr Mahathir's previous 22-year stint as PM. 11. Change PM. Its time for the transition of power to DSAI. Rakyat melihat, rakyat menilai. We vote PH is because we wanna see DSAI as a PM. Fulfill your promise! chedetofficial I dont trust a damn shit when Tun M talks about tackling poverty All this from someone who understands nothing about poverty. Funny la 😂
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Christmas in Iceland means a ‘flood’ of books under the tree | Malay MailREYKJAVIK, Dec 10 — In the land of the Sagas, it isn’t Christmas if there isn’t a deluge of books under the tree — literally. The Jolabokaflod, or Christmas Book Flood, is a much-loved tradition that has been celebrated in Iceland since 1945. It’s a bit like Britain’s “Super...