Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Going Green for Raya

Wow! Edible plate? Have you heard of that?

Made from tapioca, it is so durable that it is even microwavable. However, be minded that it can only store liquid for up to about an hour.

Apparently it is the only product of its kind in Malaysia. According to manufacturer, NHI Sdn. Bhd, they have spent almost 3 years in research and finally now produce them as an alternative to polystyrene which is forever non-degradable!!

These biodegradable plates have a shelf life of 2 years and they biodegrade in 28 days. After which they can be eaten by fishes while also becoming a form of fertilizer when they biodegrade.

The Malacca Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam, will be serving his Raya Open House guests using these environmentally-friendly plates.

“I hope my move to go green during Hari Raya will help promote further use of environmentally friendly products, not only here but also in the country," he further adds.

To read more: Going Green for Raya

Kudos to Malacca Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam. God bless you for spreading the awareness of using biodegradable products for a greener world during this festive season.

May your noble effort inspire more Malaysian leaders in playing their vital role for Mother Earth. Thank you so much and Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

1 comment:

Green Malaysian said...

Hey, this is a good start! Hope other government bodies will flw this good example. First, it was Selangor State Government, now is Malacca Chief Minister, who's next ? :)