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Friday, November 14, 2008

USM has banned polystrene,how about other university????

USM has banned polystrene,how about other university????
whyban polystyrene containers ... ?
-styrene is “possibly carcinogenic for humans”(IARC)
-Other researchers/authors claim that styrene is a confirmed carcinogen
-benzene is a known carcinogen,a products are made with petroleum, a non-sustainable, heavily polluting and disappearing commodity.
-high environmental impact
-500 years to breakdown (but into what ...?)
-high energy consumption, greenhouse effect & total environmental effect (second highest after aluminium)
-starvation of birds and marine animals
-low in weight but very high in volume (takes lots of space in landfill)
-low recyclability (but why do we want to recycle hazardous products?)
-Toxic chemicals leach out of these products into the food that they contain. These chemicals threate human health and reproductive systems.
-takes up more space in landfills than does paper and eventually will re-enter the environment when landfills are breached by water or mechanical forces.


USM has banned it for environment, how about other university?how abouut urselves?From TODAY,
SAY NO TO POLYSTRENE
DOWNLOAD THIS DOCUMENT AND SAW WHAT USM HAD DONE:
http://healthycampus.usm.my/ver3/filesup/LesserPlastic@USM-4Jul08-1.pdf

7 comments:

小杰 said...

i dont think other univertisy will ban it, coz it is cheap n usefull.

Chin Weng said...

My old factory (Flex Senai) is banning polystrene. However new factory (Flex PTP) has no such thing. Double standard.

Twilight Zone said...

Almost everything is harmful now. They should use banana leaves to wrap lah...

Yi Wen said...

usm also banned plastic bag..some cafe banned straw also..^^"

Wois said...

banned polystrene?
哪里可能?
除非叫它丢掉全部plastic的东西哦

tom said...

Wois :这里指的是一般上的饭盒,ecomomic polysterene.....

Anonymous said...

UMS, Sabah, also banned polystrene since last 2 sems.^^

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