The Last Straw — May 2019 RSS



Tip Of The Week - Gardens

Gardens:Talk to your gardeners about disposing of your garden cuttings somewhere else than the pile along the side of the road, to allow it to naturally decompose rather than be landfilled. This also helps create a natural environment for bugs etc that are important parts of the food-chain. Think about whether you would be ok with a reduced frequency for your gardening/grass cutting, every three weeks instead of every two weeks means 1/3 less pollution from the portable mowers and cutters, less use of plastic cutting strings. Every four weeks makes an even bigger impact! Share what you’ve done with the community on our Instagram or Facebook pages #TheLastStrawPanaga

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The Last Straw – Tip of the Week

Trying to reduce the plastic you use? Wrap a rubber-band around the stem of the liquid soap (or washing-up liquid / dishwashing detergent) dispenser to reduce the amount of soap dispensed with each push... very handy when you have eager kids or the habit to use a lot of soap when only a little bit will do. Keep some plastic bags handy for when you buy loose fruits and vegetables. Re-use them again and again and keep them with your grocery carry-bags. Label with a permanent marker so you remember what they are for. Generally, the larger the container, the less plastic per unit of volume. Buy a large container and refill a small one from it. Having a large...

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The Last Straw – Tip of the Week

Crush your bottles and cans before recycling them. If your containers are crushed, more recyclables fit in the recycling bin, you can go to the bin less frequently (and if you use a car, that avoids the associated pollution), the bin needs collection less often meaning less driving by the trucks that collect the recyclables, and more materials can be transported to their final destination in the same size transport.Also, we’re all less likely to find a full bin – meaning less wasted trips to the recycling centre! Did you know that: Besides the recycling bins at the Panaga Club, you can also deposit recyclables at the BSRC? There is a recycling centre in Kuala Belait that also accepts large...

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The Last Straw - Mindful for our Environment

Happy Ramadan to all from The Last Straw! We would like to ask you to be mindful for our environment this Ramadan.  Please remember to bring your own container for your takeaway food at Panaga Club and save not only the planet but some money as well! At Azul Beach Club you'll receive a 10% discount for every meal that you takeaway in your own container.  If you use a disposable container you'll pay a 50 cents plastic tax both at Serikandi and Azul Beach Club. Also, if you're not fasting and you'll come to do your sports or other activities at Panaga Club, please don't forget to bring your own reusable coffee cup and save on average over 25...

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Tip of the Week

We had a very dry rainy season and not much rain since then: there is a bit of drought. We can conserve water for when we really need it. In addition, providing treated water also requires significant amounts of energy to filter and pump it to the final destination, so water conservation also saves energy. A few things you can consider to help: Place a brick inside your toilet’s flush tanks. It will save the amount of water that the brick displaces with every flush (about a litre) with virtually no impact on the effectiveness of the flush. Turn the temperature setting on your water boiler down from Very Hot, to Hot, or even a bit lower. Just make sure...

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