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    great news I too feel that popular snacks such as potato chips go off the shelves like hotcakes Thus if this technology could be used across the globe imagine the amount of land pollution that could be avoided if this chips bags were biodegradable I hope that in future other brands could adopt this technology as well unlucky13 said on 25 July 2010 at 6 38 PM I think that it would be a good idea to change all the plastic bags to compostable bag as we use it more frequently in our daily life Also hope that the other company could see the need of using this technology to cover the damage that we did to our mother nature jcyl17 said on 25 July 2010 at 11 59 PM Hope that this plan is working out fine and rapidly WIth this technology rolling out across more product lines people will then use lesser plastic bags and destroy the earth p0905527 said on 26 July 2010 at 8 27 AM This is a very interesting trial Instead of using plastic packaging the chips could be packed in biodegradeble material In this way if the packaging is not properly disposed the waste could be disdecomposed naturally I feel that more snacks should be packed in biodegradeble material sharizann said on 30 July 2010 at 5 17 PM This is sure to take off and be well received by consumers With such technology it means that other brands of chips products could follow suit I hope to see it in another 5 years Can t wait Yay luiting said on 04 August 2010 at 11 38 PM why does it take so long for them to approve something as feasible as this within five years or more a lot more damage would

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    train instead of using cars victortky said on 24 July 2010 at 10 30 PM Hmm this is indeed a pressing concern We should speed up our efforts by going green and cut down on fossil fuels as well as turning to other sources of energy instead of fossil fuels In this way less fuel would be consumed and hence the less harm to the atmosphere johnny11 said on 25 July 2010 at 9 32 PM It is indeed very difficult to cut down on burning of fossil fuel as it may affect the economy of a country but what about planting more trees You know they really help to reduce the amount of CO2 while givning us other benefits as well For example you plant fruit bearing trees in a few years time it not only reduce the amount of CO2 it can give you shades and fruits as well Its like killing 2 birds with 1 stone and according to research as the level CO2 in the air is at a high trees are also growing faster as they can take in more CO2 han91 said on 27 July 2010 at 12 55 PM This is a very important message to us we should start to save the earth by producing as less CO2 as possible if we don t we re gonna be in doom A very helpful way is to go green and plant more trees if the amount of CO2 produced is at the minimum greenism said on 04 August 2010 at 10 08 PM Honestly speaking this is scary As much as this is a wake up call to all individuals I feel that this concern should instead be addressed to the world leaders and the various relevant international bodies first I feel that we should let these leaders see the urgency and need to go green Why Well even though going green is the responsibility of all human beings I still feel that there s a limit to the things that we can do to save the Earth Our education laws and public policy is controlled and administered by them If our world leaders decide to implement more green issues to address this worrying problem it will be easier on our part as a whole greenism said on 04 August 2010 at 10 09 PM Honestly speaking this is scary As much as this is a wake up call to all individuals I feel that this concern should instead be addressed to the world leaders and the various relevant international bodies first I feel that we should let these leaders see the urgency and need to go green Why Well even though going green is the responsibility of all human beings I still feel that there s a limit to the things that we can do to save the Earth Our education laws and public policy is controlled and administered by our leaders If our world leaders decide to implement more green issues

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    Other than making Macdonald so convenient why not just create more seats around that area However of course the big area is needed to host big events and the school cannot afford to allocate more space lest the area cannot be used as it is not big enough My suggestion is to rush out the ongoing project which is the expansion of the study area nearest to Macdonald Hopefully that area can be turned into something like FC5 bu02 said on 23 July 2010 at 8 09 AM I definately agree with the topic I feel that its just too much plastic bags Normaly i would just keep some of them for use at home I hope that when the study area opens they would start using trays or something cuz i believe many students would go there 1 plastic bag per burger per person is just sad dem14 said on 23 July 2010 at 2 33 PM I totally agree with the topic If you compare to all the other Fast food joints in SP the T16 Mac is probably the most convenient for everyone But due the shortage of seat or eating area there most of the people just take away Maybe its a good idea for them to just change from just using plastic bags to using paper bags instead this would really help Sp in going green chanliyi15 said on 23 July 2010 at 5 28 PM McDonalds is definately using too many plastic bags 1 cup of drink to be placed in 1 plastic bag and nothing else And the rest of the meal More plastic bags I suggest they should start using paper bags asking customers if they require plastic bags Most of the time even before I could open my mouth to ask for no plastic bags my meal is already in the bag and pushed towards me For drinks I suggest that McDonalds adopt what Starbucks is doing to their hot drinks a layer of cardboard around the cup for us to hold At least cardboard is recyclable not like plastic deepster07 said on 23 July 2010 at 9 51 PM The new Mcdonalds T16 is certainly very popular due to its convenient location However i agree that they do use too much plastic bags since many takeaway their orders due to the renovation works going on next to the restaurant I agree that they should switch to paper bags like what other fast food restaurants are doing since paper is biodegradable Another alternative is that they should give 2 plastic bags at most per customer one for the meals and the other for the drinks to reduce their usage of plastic bags moesat said on 26 July 2010 at 3 32 PM thanks for your all reply johnovan15 said on 29 July 2010 at 10 18 PM bring your own plastic bag la luiting said on 04 August 2010 at 10 49 PM the only thing that macdonald uses paper bags

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    or Educate I think the ad above is largely persuasive in nature because of the emotional connection it makes with viewers Drawing a parallel to young children the ad aims to make saving the earth a whole lot more relatable and closer to our hearts I like the ad because I think it drives the message across without the usual sugarcoating we see in the media This year Mediacorp came up with another ad something less graphic View it here http www youtube com watch v znYCXuuOMQ0 feature related Sleeping Earlier School work and personal time and just plain insomnia has turned many of us into owls Sleeping way past midnight is more or less an accepted way of life for many of us already Despite it being bad for us it s actually also pretty bad for the earth if you think about it Spending more hours awake by daylight equals less hours by light bulbs and By alexyap on 02 Jun 2010 Comment Like Report 8 Comments leejunteck It is not that everyone do not want to sleep early every night it may just have little possibility that everyone just have too much assignments on hand or maybe something else But i do agree that sleeping in early actually can help save the earth If everyone sleep early each day for example 9 pm and wake up on 6 am They would have slept 9 hours on average one needs 8 hours of sleep 9 is even better Across the world if everyone does so i think it can save up to millions or even billions on energy each year And if everyone have a good sleep each day work efficiency will increase so does happiness around the world will arise too It will also further have many other benefits chained by this effect Not only sleeping early can help save the world there are many other ways to save the world and the government can do a part in so too For example the government could reward everyone who practices the 3 R s One way is to create designated spots for people to put their materials for recycling and rebate those who do so Maybe Government may rebate people who recycled 1 kg of paper 1 dollar or maybe 500g of plastic 2 dollars As Singaporeans was said to see money as a very important thing even a few cents is important so i think that this may be a very useful plan to allow Singaporeans to recycle impulsepc7 Firstly nowadays its reality that 24 hours is not enough for many of us to use as with work studies projects and all other chores that we need to complete in a day most people are complaining that one day is not enough I do agree that an average person should sleep for at least 8 hours to have a healthy lifestyle and although it is true that being awake in the day time and be asleep by night time we can save a lot of electricity and energy but its reality that the world now is moving faster and faster and more work has to be done some jobs may even require 24 hour attention So i think most people being nocturnal it cannot really be helped as some of their work requires their attention even in wee hours at night sharizann It depends on the situation because sleeping earlier sometimes might equal to wasting more energy For example if you sleep earlier that means you are switching on the air conditioner earlier thus increasing more wastage of energy nemo1993 there are such things known as electricity saving light bulbs it is not necessary to use the water heaters to heat up the water for bathing you can actually just mix boiling water from the kettle and mix with normal room tempertaure water this can actually make the water not too hot nor cold pfang I think it really depends because like what others said some may consume more electricity if they turn on the air conditioners Some may even have their computers on standby mode while they are asleep I guess it really boils down to our own responsibility to go green Minor things like switching off the main switch and not have the appliances on standby helps But nonetheless it is still a good suggestion valerietan I do not agree that sleeping early does help to save the earth It is a fact that sleeping early is healthy for the human body But it is almost impossible for some people to not stay up through the night They have a lot of work to accomplish and 24 hours isn t simply enough for them Thus they have to work through the night But this doesn t mean by staying up more energy will be consumed Some people sleep with the air con turned on Comparing the amount of energy being consumed by an air con and the energy being consumed light bulbs I m pretty sure air con uses up a lot more So thus sleeping early doesn t necessarily mean saving the earth It might be doing a bit more damage allen05 this seems to be a fallacy yes its true that staying up late uses up more energy but its means nothing to the amount of energy wasted on neon sign boards and lighting on sky scrapers i believe that mostly teens and youngsters are the ones who stay up late at night and that this quite a small number of the Singapore s population its good for your health but does little in saving energy consumption using energy efficient light bulbs using star rated air conditioning and putting the computer in standby rather then switching off are some ways that can be followed wahidah I will have to disagree that Sleeping earlier actually saves energy Think about it most teenagers go to school from morning to evening And most of the

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    will be Earth Hour Although Earth Hour only lasted a few hours but it did help save up energy usage by a lot during that few hours Hence i find that working together and helping one another will bring us a long way down We can start with the little habit of switching off the lights if there is no one left in the room All these simple acts will help in the long run when the overall usage is decreased Why not just start with the small change to start off with faris said on 21 July 2010 at 10 09 PM Teens going green is indeed a very important issue We need to instill this fundamental habit of reduce reuse and recycle to teens so they are more aware of the environment therefore not taking it for granted This will save the environment woohoooo collinwang said on 29 July 2010 at 11 51 PM Looking at the list of advices and tips from the website you ve provided I think I only practised 5 of them sadly Guess I will have to work harder at going green After all we will still be walking on this planet for another 60 to 80 years I wouldn t want incur the wrath of Mother Earth Okay here s a random fact in exchange I saw on Twitter the other day from TheLoveStories Did you know that 100 trees are being cut to produce our examination papers Say NO to exam Save mother earth Save trees TLS Haha probably not feasible but it s interesting to note xyrhs said on 30 July 2010 at 7 54 PM Thanks sharontan and jaynetoh for the links I definitely second that us teens who will be inheriting the future should start young in going

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    same time Maybe we could incorporate urbanised areas to be as green as possible too We need future talents to focus on clean energy architecture They can help make a difference xian said on 20 July 2010 at 1 48 AM sharon I agree with you that Singapore is small and our effort is not impactful as compared to other big countries I like ur idea that Singapore could start something among ASEAN Countries one way is to educate the future generation of other ASEAN countries about the consequences and training talents in other countries to really bring about the change If the future generation of ASEAN countries started to put in effort it would be worthwhile and the efforts would be noticeable in my opinion these are some of the things that we can try if we do not want to see Singapore flood again as much as i love to see snow i would not like to see Singapore starts snowing though khairulariffin said on 20 July 2010 at 10 22 AM Might it be because of the clearing of trees to make way for new buildings such as malls or HDBs Furthermore Singapore should not build more drains but widen the existing drains Even if more drains are built they might be too narrow for water from flash floods from draining fast enough The government also needs time to direct funding and decide where to place the drains in order to minimize inconvenience to Singaporeans and commuters nationwide The government needs more time to decide what is the most effective way to minimize flooding Whatever it is Singapore has been touted as Clean and Green and I hope the government can keep it that way and stop clearing trees for land which they do not use j04karies said on 20 July 2010 at 8 42 PM Flash floods happen when barriers holding back water fails In the example of the recent flash floods investigation had shown that the Orchard floods are due to the canals getting choked up by debris making water flow impossible Other areas are such the roads and land are being sloped downwards to a common point and the drainage over at the points are not able to take away the water fast enough Personally i find that in Singapore we can agree that flashfloods will happen as we are being shaped that way due to the small land we have If we have the vast amount of land to choose how to shape our country will we not shape it in such a way that nothing drastic happens Compared to other countries Singapore is just a full stop and we cannot really do a big amount of change in the world As much as the climate changes Singapore has seen the changes where we can experience very heavy precipitation Imagine a downpour that only allow you to see a maximum of 5 blocks of flat away from you i think most of us

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    much yet disscuss on how you can do your part to save the environment Im sure ull be glad to share CHEERS EUGENE 2 Comments faris said on 21 July 2010 at 10 11 PM EPIC BULLSHIT FTW jittelicious said on 04 August 2010 at 9 56 PM Hahaha This is probably one of the most interesting threads around It made me research more on faeces and the environment and I found another interesting article It s about the faeces of sperm whales Each year the faeces from sperm whales remove the carbon emissions from 40 000 cars a year Wow Now if only they weren t endangered Anyway for more information refer here http www independent co uk environment faecal attraction whale poop fights climate change 2001787 html Post your comments Latest Topics CDL s E Gen Challenge E Generation Challenge13 Recycled Stationary Items Deposit refund System Plant Vs Plastic Popular Keyword Tags Environment Go Green Green Green Building Media Power Consumption Recycling SP Youth environment global warming go green going green green media paper recycle recycling spenv House Rules We do not tolerate rudeness personal attacks and or purposeless inflammatory posts Ever Please stay on topic If you

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    transport most of the time and don t intend to get a car to save on fuel and money D blinglim said on 21 July 2010 at 7 10 PM I will always turn off the water whenever I am washing the dishes or bathing and only turning the water on again when I need to wash the soap shampoo away Also when I need to wash my hand at home I will try to only turn on flip up the tap handle to half only so that I will use lesser water When I buy things outside I will try to use as little plastic bags as possible and if I do not need plastic bags at all I will not take any Lastly sometimes when I need to note down something I will just type it down on my itouch phone because if I were to write it down on paper I will be throwing it away sooner or later This way I save paper D faris said on 21 July 2010 at 10 13 PM Besides having a mantra of reduce reuse recycle everywhere you go here are some tips on how you can save the environment 1 Get a tumbler Hey you can save a lot of money just by purchasing a tumbler and re using it over and over again It s as healthy as mineral water and it s free Moreover the plastic bottles of the mineral water are not meant for re use because the plastic will break down after several refilling of water and some time in the sun especially in sunny Singapore 2 Get rechargable batteries Save money save the environment save the world This is especially good if you have a lot of battery operated devices such as the remote controllers cameras clocks and the list goes on By getting rechargables you minimise the disposal of batteries which release harmful metals such as mercury lead and cadmium into the environment The most ecological rechargeable batteries are Ni MH rechargeable units Nickel metal hydride 3 Ride a bicycle Instead of taking your car or motorbike or even public transportation how about try cycling to your destination It s not only good on the environment it is fun and you get to burn off some excess fats Unlike travelling by car motorbike bus train cycling does not emit any carbon into the environment thereby saving our little green planet You ll save money on petrol too It s a win win situation so let s go cycling 4 Go electronic It s time to embrace technology get your news online read books online pay your bills online shop online do everything online By doing these you can minimise the usage and wastage of paper When there s a decrease in demand for paper there ll be a decrease in supply for paper thereby reducing the production of paper This will help by reducing the number of trees being cut to make paper

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