Archive for ‘Kitar Semula’

16 April, 2012

Give Cloth (Sanitary Pad) A Go


THE SHOPPER stopped in her tracks while walking past Qhatijah Mohd Said’s stall at the weekend bazaar at The Curve in Petaling Jaya recently.

“What are these?” she asked, referring to the colourful fabric pads laid out on a small table.

To explain better, Qhatijah lined a pair of pink underwear with one of the pads and buttoned the “wings” together, clearly showing their function.

New option: Qhatijah Mohd Said explaining her products to a shopper at the weekend bazaar at The Curve.

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16 April, 2012

Let’s go beyond the Earth Hour

EARTH Hour was observed on March 31 by people across the country who profess concern for the environment and climate change. However, the fleeting and superficial nature of the event makes it of dubious educational and practical value.

Several organisations and corporate entities, however, must be commended for implementing environmentally responsible initiatives that go beyond the hour-long festivities. This includes banking group HSBC’s used battery collection programme scheduled to run until June 5.

The predicament of the public now, however, is where to dispose of used batteries for recycling after this programme ends.

It is common knowledge that batteries contain heavy metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, and nickel, which can contaminate the environment when batteries are improperly disposed of.

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16 April, 2012

Glass recycling virtually non-existent in Malaysia


Recycling of glass has many benefits but it is little practised here, writes HILARY CHIEW.

Little recycling of glass exists here. There are three glass bottle manufacturers in Malaysia and they produce 600 tonnes of new bottles daily. But only 10% of these bottles will eventually go back to the factories and be reused to make new ones.

Glass, surprisingly, may well be the least recycled discard. Some blame that on the low value of used bottles.

“Glass does not fetch good price. We get less than 10 sen a kilogram,” says Christa Hashim, director of conservation group Treat Every Environment Special (TrEES), which runs an active recycling campaign in the Klang Valley. To encourage people to recycle glass, she says glass manufacturers should raise the price paid for used bottles.

KL Glass contract collector Ah Guan emptying a 50kg drum-load of used glass bottles, collected from a hotel, into his one-tonne lorry.

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12 April, 2012

Clearer vision for students

Writer: Basil Foo Published: Fri, 20 Jan 2012

PETALING JAYA: About 130 students from low-income families received new spectacles   on Tuesday.

“I’m happy to receive these new spectacles as before this I couldn’t see very clearly in class,” said 11-year-old Chen Shann Bin.

Hozalily wearing new spectacles after Haniza (right) presented them to her. Looking on is Megat Iskandar.

The Standard 5 student, who attends SJK(C) Yuk Chyun, said he previously faced difficulties seeing the writing on the blackboard in class as he sat at the back.

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29 March, 2012

Laporan Aktiviti CETDEM Hari Organik Mac 2012

Hari Organik #9 telah berlangsung pada Sabtu, 24hb Mac 2012 di SS2 Petaling Jaya.

CETDEM Hari Organik merupakan gabungan konsep Pasar Organik dengan program Ceramah, Demonstrasi dan aktiviti riang-ria untuk pelbagai lapisan masyarakat. Hari Organik bertujuan untuk mempelawa masyarakat umum untuk mengetahui serta menghayati cara hidup lestari yang sihat dan organik (Sustainable Healthy and Organik Lifestyle).

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12 March, 2012

Recycled Seed Pots

Recycled Seed Pot

If you grow a lot, it can be expensive buying all the pots and containers to start them off. Look around the house and you may be surprised how many things you can reuse and recycle in the garden.

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6 March, 2012

80+ Items You Can Compost

Home composting isn’t just for farmers anymore! The practice is becoming increasingly popular among urban environmentalists who are eager to cut their landfill contributions: from apartment dwellers growing gardens on top of NYC roofing, to folks who participate in their local municipal compost program, to homeowners looking to turn their backyards into a teeny tiny sustainable city farms. Composting is a key component of the eco-friendly puzzle, because it takes waste that’s destined for landfills and turns it into usable, nutrient-rich soil, which is perfect for gardening. Most people focus on kitchen scraps, but that’s just the very tip of the composting iceberg. Did you know you could also include the following?

1.  Dryer lint

2.  “Dust bunnies”

3.  The insides of a vacuum bag (just empty the bag into the compost bin)

4.  The contents of your dustpan (just use discretion)

5.  Coffee grounds

6.  Coffee filters

7.  Tea bags/loose leaf tea

8.  Soy/rice/almond/etc milk

9.  Nut shells (but not walnut, which may be toxic to plants)

10.  Pumpkin/sunflower/sesame seeds (chop them to ensure they won’t grow)

11.  Avocado pits (chop them up so they won’t sprout)

12.  Pickles

13.  Stale tortilla chips/potato chips

14.  Stale crackers

15.  Crumbs (bread or other baked goods)

16.  Old breakfast cereal

17.  Bran (wheat or oat, etc)

18.  Seaweed/nori/kelp

19.  Tofu/tempeh

20.  Frozen fruits and vegetables

21.  Expired jam or jelly

22.  Egg shells

23.  Old, moldy “soy dairy” and other dairy substitutes

24.  Stale Halloween candy and old nutrition/protein bars

25.  Popcorn kernels (post-popping, the ones that didn’t make it)

26.  Old herbs and spices

27.  Cooked rice

28.  Cooked pasta

29.  Oatmeal

30.  Peanut shells

31.  Booze (beer and wine)

32.  Wine corks

33.  Egg cartons (not Styrofoam)

34.  Toothpicks

35.  Q-tips (not the plastic ones)

36.  Bamboo Skewers

37.  Matches

38.  Sawdust

39.  Pencil shavings

40.  Fireplace ash (fully extinguished and cooled)

41.  Burlap sacks

42.  Cotton or wool clothes, cut into strips

43.  Paper towels

44.  Paper napkins

45.  Paper table cloths

46.  Paper plates (non wax- or plastic-coated)

47.  Crepe paper streamers

48.  Holiday wreaths

49.  Balloons (latex only)

50.  Raffia fibers (wrapping or decoration)

51.  Excelsior (wood wool)

52.  Old potpourri

53.  Dried flowers

54.  Fresh flowers

55.  Dead houseplants (or their dropped leaves)

56.  Human hair (from a home haircut or saved from the barber shop)

57.  Toenail clippings

58.  Trimmings from an electric razor

59.  Pet hair

60.  Domestic bird and bunny droppings

61.  Feathers

62.  Fish food

63.  Aquatic plants (from aquariums)

64.  Dog food

65.  Rawhide dog chews

66.  Ratty old rope

67.  The dead flies on the windowsill

68.  Pizza boxes and cereal boxes (shredded first)

69.  Toilet paper and paper towel rolls (shredded first)

70.  Paper muffin/cupcake cups

71.  Cellophane bags (real cellophane, not regular clear plastic)

72.  Kleenex (including used)

73.  Condoms (latex only)

74.  Old loofahs (real, not synthetic)

75.  Cotton balls

76.  Tampon applicators (cardboard, not plastic) and tampons (including used)

77.  Newspaper

78.  Junk mail

79.  Old business cards (not the glossy ones)

80.  Old masking tape

81.  White glue/plain paste

Happy composting, everyone. Please tell us what YOU compost!

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2 March, 2012

Upcycled PET Bottles into Polo T-Shirt

Each Polo is made from roughly 8 recycled PET bottles.

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In-line with the Selangor State Government’s Green Agenda, we specifically requested for a greener way to produce our attire. This project is collaoration with GEC’s Raja Musa Peat Swamp Forest Rehabilitation Programme.

For more information about the “Plastic to Fabric” process log on to

29 February, 2012

Hari Organik – 24 Mac – CETDEM

CETDEM will be organising their next Hari Organik in SS2, Petaling Jaya on 24th March 2012 from 8.30am-2.00pm.

With the blessings of nature, we hope to take part in the events by bringing down fresh fruits and vegetable from the farm.

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24 February, 2012

Kempen Kitar Semula MPSJ

Program Kutipan Sampah Pukal akan mula di jalankan pada 15 Januari 2012 di seluruh kawasan MPSJ.

Ia adalah kerjasama antara MPSJ dengan pihak NGO;

  1. Pertubuhan Amal Seri Sinar (PASS),
  2. Pertubuhan Kebajikan Masyarakat Melalui Kitar Semula (CRC) dan
  3. Taiwan Buddhist Tzu-Chi Foundation Malaysia.

Terdapat 94 lokasi kutipan sampah pukal di seluruh kawasan MPSJ yang dikendalikan oleh pihak NGO terbabit. Antara sampah pukal yang dikutip ialah, Kertas / kotak , plastik ,botol kaca, perabot lama, barangan elektrik (peti ais / tv / pemain vcd, dvd / radio / komputer), tilam, besi buruk/logam, pakaian lama, permainan lama dll)