Another year into Laudato Si. Another step into Zero Waste Management. The Malaysian Church spurred on by the Creation Justice Ministries has subscribed to the LS 7-Platforms and PROTEC Program. We are entering into Protec Year 3, focussing on “Plastic-less Campaign”.
Why ‘no-to-plastics’? Plastics, from bottles to bags, end up in the environment. Over a period of 100 years, humans have produced this cheap, strong, light and versatile stuff that ends up in the ground, in the air, and in the sea, affecting animal life. Our plastic waste has invaded the highest mountains and deepest oceans. Plastic takes ages to decompose, threaten wildlife, spreads toxins, and adds to global warming.
Planet-warming fuels or dirty fuel (gas, oil and even coal) are used to make plastics. Burning plastics in incinerators releases climate-wrecking gases and toxic air pollution.
We find plastics and micro plastics in the food chain; in salt, beer, seafood and human stools. They enter our rivers, soils and oceans. They have an impact on our health.
Can we ever avoid this pointless plastic? Businesses, by making us dependent, will undermine our best efforts. Governments must hold them accountable for polluting the environment.
The best alternative to single-use plastic is something that you can use over and over again – or something that can be easily recycled or composted.
Dear Catholics of MJD, together with CREATION JUSTICE MINISTRIES and other friends of the earth, let us say ‘no to plastics, yes to clean neighbourhood’ and nation.
Think Clean! Be Clean! Keep Clean!
The diocesan launch of PROTEC Year 3 will take place as follow:
Date: 16 September 2022
Venue: St. Theresa Church, Masai
(The Launch will be officiated by Fr. Adrian Francis / Fr. Paul Sia on behalf of Bishop)
Program of the Day
9.00am – 10.00am: BM Mass for Hari Malaysia
10.00am – 10.15am: Launch of PROTEC year 3
10.15am – 1.00pm: Go Green Carnival (organised by the CJM of St. Theresa, Masai)