How much did we recycle in 2020?

Recycling bins

Photo by Nareeta Martin on Unsplash Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Echoing chants every year on earth day, holding up banners of green earth with the patches of blue and devoting ourselves to the environmental cause. From separating our trash in different coloured bins, encouraging our friends and family to bring their canvas tote […]

Community Development

Community

Photo by Vonecia Carswell on Unsplash Whether it be countries or their people, we are all active in the pursuit to better our standard of living. However, the likelihood of our success is linked to the communities we live in. For example, you could have a beautiful house, fully furnished to your comfort. But, if […]

Small-scale innovation for large social impact

Community, Children Playing

Photo by Andrik Langfield on Unsplash There’s a common misconception when it comes to enterprises or innovations that predominantly have a social impact, and Malaysia is no exception to this. The illusion is that social innovations and enterprises tend to be viewed as charities or welfare organisations. But, on the contrary, they fill in the […]

Community Development – 5 Malaysian NGOs Actively Involved in Communities

"Community is Strength" banner

Photo by John Cameron on Unsplash Today’s rapid increase in modernisation and industrialisation has brought about significant changes in Malaysian society. With ongoing structural changes in the economic aspect, we have further expanded to changes in social and political elements.  This upward shift in social and political aspects in society can be attributed to a […]

Climate Refugees

A stone crusher mill in Bangladesh

Photo by Sadiq Nafee on Unsplash Climate Refugees—Driven out of their homes due to disasters or sudden long-term changes to their local environments, compromising their well-being and livelihood. Have you heard of them? Who are they, and where do they come from? Let’s start with the fact of the matter, climate change is real, and […]

Recycling Symbols vs Plastic Resin Codes – They Don’t Mean the Same Thing

recycling resin codes and colorful bins

Sometimes it seems like everything in the modern-day consists of some sort of plastic component — perhaps because to a massive extent it does? After all, plastic does account for the third-highest source of waste globally. The lightweight, durable and versatile material, with its inexpensive production costs makes it one of the highest utilised materials in the […]

How the circular economy is the answer to post-Covid recovery

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The detrimental implications of the COVID-19 pandemic were felt worldwide, from overwhelmed health care systems in even the most developed nations to highlighting the gaps of inequality in our society. As such, we can all agree on one thing— our current systems are not working for businesses, people, or the environment. The pandemic has made […]