Tuesday, April 22, 2008

the plastic bags and the bees

hi girls, happy earth day! i hope you are all feeling energetic and positive today! i am! today i refused two plastic bags, one at the bakery downstairs, the other at pure. the loaf of bread is already in a plastic bag, i dun need another one to hold it. at pure, they have a free flow of plastic bags for you to put your sweaty clothes after class, i was about to take one after shower. its so convenient you know. then i realised that i actually brought my own little recycle bag (which i dedicate to hold my yoga clothes). so i really dun need another plastic bag. its interesting that when you are aware of it, you begin to notice the amount of unneccesary plastic bags we are actually using everyday. : P
if you have any recycling ideas to share, please feel free to leave a comment! it can be on kyurii, ideas which you think can help us be environmentally friendly, or your personal recycling tips!
i am watching nat geo now, earth day special, a documentary on the mysterious disappearance of bees (due to a virus caused by CCD, BAN CCD!!! ) which is a major concern to our environment. no bees means no pollinisation, which means the disappearance of certain plant species, which in turn means the disappearance of certain animal species. the whole ecosystem will be screwed up. if this continues, there will be no more bees in the US by 2035. very interesting. can you imagine if the insecticide is responsible of the killings of the bees, what effects would it have on us? after so many reports of vege in china having an overdose of insecticides, i think i should stick to organic vege.


Blogger ming said...


i watched the earth day special report on ngc too! :) yes yes, and the dolphins and seals as well, ocean trolling is killing so many of them! overfishing is also upseting the marine balance. and many many more...

i agree with suyin, just a bit of effort on our part we can save many plastic bags!
turn off your tv and dvd players when not in use because they are still consuming electricity if you keep them on standby mode! this way, you can save $ on your bills as well as help reduce CO2 emission(greenhouse gas) at the power stations indirectly! :)

April 23, 2008 6:01 PM  
Blogger styra said...

more stocks for this please!
08APR D-2.1 Tree Cut-Out Tee / Grey

April 24, 2008 12:11 AM  
Blogger Suyin @ Kyurii said...

thanks ming, for your support! these actions may sound a little insignificant to some, but imagine if most of us are aware and make a conscious effort, it will create a difference. and that's the beauty. its not about one big action from one person, but many little actions from as many people living on this earth as possible. let's start with ourselves today.

April 24, 2008 12:35 AM  
Anonymous linda said...

I go to Pure in Singapore and I use my own recycle bag too! ;)

April 24, 2008 3:42 PM  
Blogger Amelia said...

I have another tip (from my mom who got it off a newspaper article).. Besides just switching off any appliances which you are not using, pulling the adapters out of the sockets help to save electricity too. Cos with the adapters still in the sockets, there is still electricity running even though it has already been switched off. It helps you save on electricity bills and the environment too ;)

April 25, 2008 8:50 PM  
Blogger Karenispink said...

Its a great idea to cut down on plastic bags. people really dun notice on the amount of bags we use daily. On my recent trip to Bangkok, the most bags I used were 2, to store everythin during one of the shopping trips we went. I usually ask them to plonk the item into one of my existing plastic bags or into my carry bag.

In some grocery stores in Auckland, people have to buy plastic bags which cost around 20cents a bag. I think its a great idea so people wld either recyle their plastic bags or use cloth shopping bags to save on buying plastic bags which in return saves the earth! I think supermarkets should implement things like this. Not only it helps cut costs, but also help save earth.

April 29, 2008 1:34 PM  
Blogger Suyin @ Kyurii said...

hi karen, thanks for your contribution. cool! yes in hk too, there is 'no plastic bags' days every month at various supermarkets where you have to pay for your plastic bags. and the sales people at many shops always ask if you need a plastic bag when you are paying for your items. this gentle reminder is a great way to increase the awareness of the problem. and if you dun need one, they will say 'thank you for recycling'. it really helps reinforce the message. hope to see this happening in singapore too.

April 29, 2008 3:03 PM  
Anonymous Fan of Bangkok Hotels said...

Thank you so much for sharing your story. It's very informative. I love to read it and do hope to read your next story.

October 14, 2009 4:11 PM  

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