What was the strategy with #sayno2plastic?
“To show citizens how I live my life to #sayno2plastic, how I want to #stopsingleuseplastic. I shared of myself going to the pasar malam, Ramadan food bazaars, and food trucks with my tiffin which was effectively #zerowaste #reducewaste. I take with me recycled bags, metal straws, glass jars with reusable glass straws, wooden cutlery, reusable coffee cups and drink tumblers."
What have you ticked off so far?
"A few years ago I gave talks on #sayno2plastic at universities and colleges, and in January 2017, I was thrilled when my state Selangor banned plastic and Styrofoam. I participated in Selangor beach cleanups, Redang Island Conservation Day coral reef planting, dive and beach clean-ups, turtle preservation, tree planting and mangrove planting. For 2018 World Environment Day and World Ocean Days, I will be doing an environmental program with mangrove and coral reef planting.”
How do your environmental goals look like this year?
“I have expanded to marine conservation talks such as #saveourturtles as plastic is becoming a fatality to them in the ocean. I was recently made #SharkSavers Wild Aid Malaysian ambassador and joined the I’m FINished movement with FINS campaign.
The aim is to lead by example and participate in as many environmental programs I can to raise awareness. This is also the Year of International Reef 2018, that’s important to me. They all come down to #sayno2plastic.”
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