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  1. Carbon82

    EHS Moment

    Safety Moment is a tool, used by some companies, to maintain a high level of awareness towards Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) issues, often in relation to the company operations. It involve the sharing of an EHS topic, usually by safety representative within the team, prior to the start of a work shift and/or meeting. To make it effective, such briefing / discussion are kept short and sharp (typically lasting just 1 - 3 minutes), with the aim of recognizing hazards and risks, reinforcing the importance of health and safety, and get everyone gearing towards a positive safety culture. I think it will be useful for MCF to have one, and let me start the ball rolling. Topic for today: Do not leave the engine of your vehicle running when it is stationary In accordance to section 21 of Environmental Protection and Management (Vehicular Emissions) Regulations, vehicle driver shall stop the engine, when the vehicle is stationary for reasons other than traffic conditions. Failing to do so shall constitute to an offence under the said regulations. While it might look like the authority (NEA) is finding fault with motorist, but in reality, leaving the engine on for an extended period have the following impact: 1) Polluting the environment (running engine emit harmful pollutants such as Hydrocarbons, Carbon Monoxide, Nitrogen Oxides, as well as Particulate Matter) 2) Create health issue for other road users and general public in the vicinity (prolong inhaling of pollutants stated above may have adverse health effect over an extended period of time) 3) Depleting natural resources (continuous burning of fuel) So please do our part, switch off the engine when waiting, to protect the environment and people around us.
  2. As a car lover, I seriously don't know if I should laugh or cry. Former ‘Top Gear’ host Jeremy Clarkson says ‘idiot’ climate activist Greta Thunberg has killed the car show Jeremy Clarkson blames “idiot” climate change activist Greta Thunberg for killing the car show. The former Top Gear presenter, who is returning with another series of Amazon Prime motor series The Grand Tour, claimed young people have been turned against cars by the 16-year-old environmental campaigner. Clarkson, 59, told The Sun: “Everyone I know under 25 isn’t the slightest bit interested in cars – Greta Thunberg has killed the car show. “They’re taught at school, before they say ‘Mummy and Daddy’, that cars are evil, and it’s in their heads.” He added: “She’s an idiot. Going round saying we’re all going to die, that’s not going to solve anything, my dear.” The Grand Tour co-presenter Richard Hammond, 49, agreed: “I hate to say it, but I think Jeremy is right. “Young people don’t care about cars. How many kids now are growing up with posters of cars on their bedroom wall?” But Clarkson conceded that global warming was “definitely a thing”. Clarkson did stipulate in The Sun’s interview that he and his famous colleagues were taking climate change more seriously. The latest season of “The Grand Tour” sees the hosts Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May not only discuss climate change as they attempt to sail across Vietnam’s Mekong River during dry weather conditions but also opt to cycle instead of drive. “For the first time ever, we’ve had global warming rammed down our throats – and we’ve not been idiotic, it’s very definitely a thing.” He added: “The question is, what to do about it?”
  3. plastic bags and other container i can understand but no straw and cup lids? they probably need more cleaners to clean up more mess.
  4. War on Plastic: 20-foot high mountains of 'recycled' British rubbish found in Malaysia Chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall exposes the plastic waste that should have been recycled but was dumped in Malaysia instead Celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has discovered mountains of plastic waste from Britain intended for recycling has been shipped 6500 miles to Malaysia then apparently simply dumped or burned. Up to 20-foot high mounds of plastic waste were uncovered by Hugh and Anita Rani as part of a new BBC documentary investigating where our waste goes and if it is being properly recycled. Worryingly Hugh found that the plastic waste which as well as having High Street brands, includes local council recycling bags, split or torn, suggesting they were indeed used for their intended purpose by some well-meaning taxpayer. Hugh, 54, tells the cameras: “It’s like someone dystopian nightmare. A plastic planet. Last year 65,000 tons of plastic waste were exported by the UK. Until 2018 China was the biggest recipient but their government placed a ban on the trade and now Malaysia takes our plastic, and last year was thought to have taken up to 130,000 tons in the last year alone. https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/war-plastic-20-foot-high-16205243 KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will send as much as 3,000 tonnes of plastic waste back to their origin countries, the environment minister said on Tuesday (May 28), adding that those who imported the trash illegally were “traitors”. Ms Yeo Bee Yin, the Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change, said 60 containers of trash that had been imported illegally would be sent back. "These containers were illegally brought into the country under false declaration and other offences which clearly violate our environmental law," she told reporters after inspecting the containers at Port Klang. She said that the blame should be shared between the exporters and their partners in Malaysia. "Every container (imported) will have its local player here ... otherwise they cannot export it here; that was why I said they are traitors." The minister said she could not disclose how many local companies were involved as it was still under investigation. However, she said all perpetrators would be brought to justice. Malaysia last year became the world's main destination for plastic waste after China banned its import, disrupting the flow of more than 7 million tonnes of the trash a year. Dozens of recycling factories have cropped up in Malaysia, many without operating licences, and communities have complained of environmental problems. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/malaysia-returns-3000-tonnes-plastic-waste-importers-traitors-11572690 Canada hires company for $1.14M to bring trash back home from the Philippines Shipment cost will be covered by Canada, says McKenna’s office Canada is spending more than a million dollars to bring dozens of containers of rotting garbage back to Canada from the Philippines in the coming days. Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna announced on Wednesday that her government has awarded a contract to Bolloré Logistics Canada to remove the garbage by the end of June. According to the tender, it will cost at least $1.14 million to do so. Her office said the garbage will be treated to meet Canadian safety and health requirements, and will be disposed of by the end of this summer. McKenna also said the $1.14 million cost of preparing, shipping and disposing of the waste will be covered by the Canadian government. McKenna's announcement comes just hours after Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte ordered his government to hire a private shipping company to leave 69 containers of garbage in Canada's territorial waters. That's what's left of the 103 containers shipped by a private Canadian company to the Philippines in 2013 and 2014 and wrongly labelled as plastics for recycling. The other 34 have already been disposed of in the Philippines, despite objections from local officials and environmental groups. https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/philippines-duterte-orders-garbage-shipped-canada-1.5144537 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvFBrGUdyaI&t=232s Exposing Australia’s recycling lie There is no doubt Australia is one of the most wasteful nations in the world, so the practice of recycling helps to lessen our guilt. As we drag our bins out for collection each week, we feel like we’re helping the environment. But the reality is that we’re all being conned. Right now, Australia is stuck in an unsightly and worsening recycling crisis. What is being done with plastic waste, the material most people think would be easy to salvage and re-use, is of the greatest concern. As Liam Bartlett discovers, most of it ends up either being buried or worse – exported to countries like Malaysia, a place we are now treating like a garbage bin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqrlEsPoyJk
  5. Hi, wondering if anyone here park before at the environment building at scott road before?
  6. Hello, Thank you for your interest in this post. Any expert in shipyard industry with lots is exposure of their car in spraying painting and sand blasting environment can advice if these glass coating and protective film is of any use. If do glasscoating can still Claybar or what more advance thing to remove the paint stick on to the car paint. The good old car cover has it limitation.
  7. http://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2016/10/15/environment-ngo-head-suspended-from-official-duties/ I like these people commented in Facebook. They sums things up. Look like Ms Loh also need to be suspended for investigation to see if she got anyhow abuse her power.
  8. Got a friend that is contemplating buying a car but is a bit put off by the high cost of owning a car nowadays. After he read about carpooling and that he could probably defray his cost by at least a few hundreds he is abit more assured now. With a baby coming his way, he wasn't too sure if he could afford the additional expense but the availability of carpooling makes it more viable for him now. Just thinking that maybe we should do more carpooling not just to save the environment but also for the cost savings that it entails. Anybody here has got any good experience to share so far?
  9. https://sg.news.yahoo.com/video/rat-infestation-blankets-ground-near-224930374.html Another symptom of deteriorating living environment with the wholesale import of people..... and people sleeping on the job until kena face-booked.
  10. Source: The Straits Times HAVING more greenery does not always help to protect against climate change, a team of Singapore scientists has found. A three-year study in Telok Kurau yielded the surprising fact that the greenery there emits more carbon dioxide (CO2) than it absorbs, the scientists said. While the plants, trees and grass in the neighbourhood take in more CO2 than they give out, the soil they grow on also emits the gas. Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (Smart) research scientist Erik Velasco said the vegetation types in Telok Kurau were part of the problem. Turfgrass and palm trees make up about 30 per cent of the greenery, but these absorb less CO2 due to their small biomass compared with larger, woody trees, he said. Hence, the net effect is that the greenery there contributes to, rather than reduces, emissions to the atmosphere. The study suggests that to better reduce CO2 emissions and protect against climate change, "large trees should not be replaced by young trees and palms, as is the tendency along secondary roads in Singapore". The larger trees would better offset the soil's CO2 emissions. Soil's CO2 emissions also need to be studied further, said Dr Velasco. The scientists' work started in 2010 and was published in the Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics science journal last month. They were from Smart and the National University of Singapore (NUS). According to the research paper, they chose Telok Kurau because the low-rise buildings there make it easier to measure CO2 emissions to the atmosphere. NUS built a 21m-tall tower there in 2006 to track CO2 floating from the ground. The scientists got CO2 measurements from the tower. They also did their own estimates by getting data about the area's population, traffic, soil, buildings and vegetation from the authorities and through manual surveys. This data was compared to previous research on CO2 emissions and the relationship between trees and the gas, to come up with the estimates. Dr Velasco stressed, however, that the Telok Kurau findings cannot be extrapolated to the whole of Singapore due to the wide variety in building and vegetation types, and more research is needed. "But it shows that green spaces can act as emission sources rather than CO2 sinks, as is widely believed."
  11. You would never think that a single plant could solve most of the world's problems, well it can. Hemp has over 50,000 uses, everything from clothes, medicine, fabrics, fuel and more, hemp is definitely a large threat to a variety of corporations that control energy, health and a number of other industries. Many corporations would see a decline in profit if hemp were to be legalised. One in particular is the automobile industry. The world's most eco-friendly car, the Kestrel, was designed in Canada by Calgary-based Motive Industries Inc. Unlike the United States government, the Canadian government is open to hemp farming and actively supports the hemp industry and its potential benefit for us and our environment. The body of the car is completely impact-resistant and made entirely out of hemp. Now, when we think of cars, we think of gasoline, steel, pollution, etc. Even though we have had some innovative and visually pleasing cars on the road today, it is difficult to ignore the sheer environmental impact that modern cars create. The Kestrel’s hemp composite body shell passed its crash test in excellent form. Unlike steel, the panels bounce back into shape after impact. Hemp also has the same mechanical properties as glass but is even lighter which help to boost fuel efficiency. The Kestrel has a top speed of 90km/h and a range of approximately 160km before needing to be recharged. It’s powered by a motor made by TM4 Electrodynamic Systems, a Quebec based company. The car weighs in at approximately 1,134kg, and has a very affordable price, given the fact that hemp is very easy to grow and requires nothing but the sun. It fits four passengers and the production version of it was supposed to be available this year, but since the unveiling of it a couple of years ago, everything has become quiet.
  12. Hope this will pass on to any cancer patients. True or not, no harm trying since it is better to believe it than nothing. Alkaline Diet for Cancer: Cancer Cells Cannot Survive In an Alkaline Environment Maintaining a diet that promotes an alkaline pH within the body is good protection against cancer. When a person eats this kind of diet, the natural pH balance will lean more towards the alkaline side of the scale, instead of the acid level of the scale. Unfortunately, all too often a person
  13. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44230562/ns/wo...ld_environment/
  14. Every driver is aware of Sinkie land's UNIQUE driving conditions because of our UNIQUE PAP govt. Its definitely not designed for performance cars which cannot tolerate long idling times in blistering heat, and average speeds of 30kph on our expressways....So what kind of car is best suited for our UNIQUE driving environment? You may consider the below as part of our driving environment; a) During the day time 90% of the so called "expressways" r so clogged up the average crusing speed is 40-60kph....if u r lucky u hit 80kph when u overtake for afew secs. b) And its worse on small roads...every 100m there is traffic light...every 200m there is a speed bump...and on the left had side there buslane with PAP agents stationed to take photos of cars "intruding" onto the buslane....This is so stupid because on several occasions I actually saw the buslanes CAUSING A JAM. The cars stop as the buslane starts and they cannot filter right as traffic is so jammed up so the buses pile up behind the cars....time and again i see this but our PAP ministars are blissfully blind so the bus lanes continue c) And finally Sinlkiepoor roads are dominated by trucks, lorries and vans...mostly driven by PRC or Indian foreign workers. And these workers drive these 3 tonne vehicles in the exact same way they drive in their motherland...ALL of us have seen the lorries and trucks ON THE EXTREME RIGHT HAND OF THE EXPRESSWAY DOING OVER 80KPH even when the vehicle label says top speed is limited to 60kph. So now u see why its pointless to drive sports car or fancy rides in sinkie land.....the PAP system just sucks out all the soul, spontaneity and joy from even the most simple of pleasures. d) and we also have to consider the financial factors too...like the host of COE, ERP and other scams imposed by our UNIQUE govt to "help manage" traffic congestion.. So do share your views and frustrations with us here....
  15. Just my 2 cents i don't think it will really save you alot of money . environment not really too ....
  16. Anyone got any idea? i know that GIC financial arm is the creme de la creme. but their IT leh? job satisfaction/renumeration/environment etc etc
  17. Of course, each has its disadvantages... [please add to the list if you know something about it] CNG - ADV 1.gaining recognition as a cleaner and cheaper fuel (emits lesser greenhouse gases) 2. 3. - DISADV 1.possible LEAKAGE/UNBURNT METHANE!!!(main component of CNG) which is 20 times MORE POTENT as a greenhouse gas 2. 3. LPG - ADV 1.cleaner fuel than conventional petrol 2.can be made easily available (UNION could provide ) 3. - DISADV 1.not readily available in Singapore (at least not as an alt fuel for cars) 2. 3. HYBRID - ADV 1.being green without any hassle of conversion 2.no warranty issues (for new vehicles) 3. - DISADV 1.electric motor complicates repairs? Leading to higher costs? 2.much higer costs as compared to conventional vehicles (not much subsidies yet ) 3.
  18. Redeel

    Change of environment

    Just to let everyone know I'm now with RTMT instead Ford... eddie
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