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Malaysia aims to eliminate single-use plastic by 2030. The government has implemented many initiatives to address the burgeoning problem of plastic waste. Leading by example, Sunway has initiated their own green steps toward eliminating single-use plastic.
Plastic wastes have filled our lands and polluted our oceans. Malaysia is the largest importer of plastic trash with the average Malaysian using 300 plastic shopping bags a year. Asian countries make up some of the world’s top 20 polluters.
More than 2,000 tonnes of plastic wastes have been transformed into bricks for the construction of shelters, housing, medical centers, and classrooms. Columbian startup Conceptos Plasticos helps changing the lives of at-risk communities with its unique and recyclable “Bloqueplas’ bricks. The startup promotes sustainable development by addressing the environmental problem of plastic waste and the rural housing deficit in Columbia.
China’s largest e-commerce platform by revenue has been practising sustainability as part of its long-term business strategy since its inception. JD.com invested more than RM 605 million into the Green Steam Initiative where consumers are incentivised for choosing recyclable packaging for their orders. Corporate partners are engaged to promote recycled packaging across the supply chain.
Sunwayians share their thoughts on the good contributions and shortcomings of plastic.
Sunway’s many business units prove to be the leaders in their field with a collection of accolades from various prestigious award.
Growing economic inequality gives rise to social unrest, hinders economic growth and prevents poverty reduction. Current economic model has to be challenged by the people and rethought by the government. Deepak Xavier believes society has the power to fight injustices of poverty and inequality.
Sunway Medical Centre launched its first Cambridge-Royal Papworth-Sunway Heart and Lung Symposium. Part of a collaboration with the Cambridge University-affiliated Royal Papworth Hospital (UK).
Yayasan Islam Darul Ehsan (YIDE)’s social enterprise project was kick-started with the presentation of 1,000 bars of repurposed soap by Sunway’s hotel division. The Soapful project is a collaboration with Ecolab Sdn Bhd, Kinder Soaps Sdn Bhd and the Selangor Youth Community (SAY) with His Highness, Tengku Amir Shah gracing the launch event. The project intends to help in removing soap waste from landfills, reduce cost of the orphanage home, and cultivate meaningful business skills.