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By Raphael John C. Siah, Sunway Group Brand Marketing and Communications Sunway aims...
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.
This innovation will help reduce flooding and ponding while also promoting groundwater recharge and reinforcing the soil to prevent erosion. Sunway Paving Solutions recently won the Honour Award- Landscape Green Products Award at the Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards 2018 for its green products.
Zero waste is a goal to reduce what we need, to reuse or recycle what we can, and to compost what we cannot. Non-profit organisation Zero Waste Malaysia (ZWM) is taking initiatives to help educate the public and raise awareness about the zero waste lifestyle. Contrary to popular beliefs, zero waste lifestyle saves you money so it’s not unattainable and just for the rich.
Gen Z’s awareness of sustainability makes them valuable assets as both consumers and employees to companies.
Sunway sweeps multiple awards, ranging from the Putra Brand Awards 2017 to The Edge’s Malaysia’s Top Property Developers Awards 2017.
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