Waste not to save the planet

There are other environmentally-friendly activities that can be encouraged, such as reducing usage of or refusing plastic bags, planting rooftop gardens, growing herbs and vegetables, and harvesting rainwater. – FILE PIC

AS a consumer advocate, I urge that children at schools be exposed to the many ways of saving resources.

We generally see food wastage as a sin, so avoid wastage.

Eat what you can by all means but don’t waste. Everybody should eat and live in moderation. That is the right way to live.

Also, do not overeat. Do not waste God-given resources like food and water too.

It is wrong if we do that. Check your home for leaky taps and toilets.

When we wash dishes, fill a dishpan with water instead of running the tap water.

Use energy-saving power gadgets and devices in homes and offices. However, ensure they are Sirim-approved.

Run full loads in the dishwasher and washing machines to save water.

Take showers instead of baths. Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth.

There are other environmentally-friendly activities that can be encouraged, such as reducing usage of or refusing plastic bags, planting rooftop gardens, growing herbs and vegetables, and harvesting rainwater.

Strive to go green by all means and at all times so that we help protect and save the environment.

There is only one Mother Earth and we have to work hard to save this planet.

By BULBIR SINGH

Read more @ https://www.nst.com.my/opinion/letters/2019/12/544501/waste-not-save-planet

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