Tak nak straw boss! How to kick the plastic cutlery habit

  • 6 October 2019, 1:00 pm
  • 6 October 2019, 2:30 pm

Every year, the world creates more than 2 billion tons of solid waste—roughly five times the total weight of all people on the planet. The linear supply chains used to extract and process material into goods consequently produces a significant amount of carbon emissions while exposing people and ecosystems to disruption and chemical risks, whether through mining, dyes, leaking landfills, or microplastics.

Linear models of designing and production of clothing, plastics, electronics, and other goods have been led by high-income countries: the supply chains for goods consumed by the richest 10 percent of the world’s population are associated with 50 percent of carbon emissions. Yet, the resulting climate change will drive more intense droughts, floods, and heatwaves everywhere, particularly in countries with the fewest resources to adapt. For everyone’s benefit, the world’s supply chains and the hundreds of millions of people employed by them need to shift towards a circular approach that targets zero waste and minimal impacts.

Are you eager to learn how you can reduce waste and limit your impact on landfills? One of the easiest ways to cut down waste is by not using straws. Even better, why not get rid of every piece of disposable plastic cutlery in your life?

Let us show you how in this creative workshop experience. This weekend, learn to transform discarded curtain cloth pieces and sustainable bamboo cutlery to make your very own sustainable cutlery kit! This unique kit helps you to keep your cutlery together wherever you go to reduce the use of plastic cutlery in your life. Keep your cutlery/metal straws in place in your very own sustainable kit pouch! Make yours now with Me.reka at Cooler Lumpur Festival! Sign up now before we run out of spots.

Appropriate for ages 10 and above. 

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