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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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Tip of the Week

This time of haze offers an excellent opportunity to both keep your indoor air clean and insulate your house a little bit. Use clear tape to seal cracks and gaps around windows, or use rolled-up toilet paper (push it in with the flat end of a small spoon handle) to fill the gaps. On doors, open the door and on cleaned wood, run a piece of duct tape from top to bottom where the door hinges, sticking one half to the frame and the other half onto the door – when the door is closed, it will create a nice seal against air flow. Don’t run your exhaust fans unless absolutely necessary. The air pulled out by the fan needs...

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The Last Straw Newsletter - November 2018

Hi Eco-Warriors! If you’re still planning for your weekend on the 25th of November, The Last Straw would like to invite you and your family to an activity that could benefit not just yourselves, but also the environment!  We call upon you to sign up with us to join our Cycle-Path Clean Up.  We will be providing you with gloves and some grabbers, but you are also encouraged to bring your own.  We will share more about this closer to time but do take note of the information shown in this poster.  For any queries, or just to get your names in as participants, send it to The Last Straw’s email at thelaststrawpanaga@gmail.com OR you can follow us on our...

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The Last Straw Panaga Newsletter (October 2018)

Who are The Last Straw? We are a group of like minded individuals from all across the Panaga Community (Panaga Club, BSP, Garrison, Panaga School and Hornbill School) with a passion to create awareness of our environmental impact on our community. Our Mission? REFUSE - we want the Panaga Community to refuse plastic straws and other single use plastic items REDUCE - cut down on single use plastic bottles and encourage people to reuse their drinking bottles by providing water dispensers around the club REUSE - If you can’t recycle it, reuse it! Plastic bags, bottles, food containers RECCLE - provide the Panaga Community with the tools to recycle Progress so far NO STRAW campaign has got off to a...

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BSP Community Recycling Point at Panaga Club (October 2018)

Dear Members, We are very lucky to be receiving support from the BSP on our desire to start recycling again at the Panaga Club.  If you notice, there is a new hut at the parking area by the Multi Purpose Hall (MPH) with recycle bins inside.  We urge you to use this to your advantage in keeping the community area clean, and to start a good habit of always wanting to do something beautiful for the planet.  Therefore, you can now send your personal paper, plastic, aluminum and tin recyclables to this Community Recycling Point at Panaga Club. Recycling education starts from home! In doing so, we would you to observe the guideline that has been shared to us by...

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