then tried to figure out how to get it into the Hyundai Accent! We managed to put it on the back seat with the front passenger seat pushed right to the front! It would have been easier if a hatchback. We did not use the pick-up because there was a marble table top at the back to be sent for polishing.
It was unplanned. This morning, I meant to drop by YB Fong Po Kuan's service centre in Kg. Baru Bukit Merah to say hello because she was having a talk by a nutritionist on how to make enzyme from fruit peelings. Wife stayed in the car but YB insisted that she goes in for the talk... how to resist? But knowing my better half, the Ipoh Sunday market is addictive when she is in Ipoh at the right time. Anyway, we stayed for an hour before going to Ipoh.
About the enzymes, I must say the talk was enlightening especially when you are ready to try it out. Many people do not really bother to listen because they are not ready for it. All we need are kitchen wastes like fruit peelings and vegetable cast-offs which would reduce our daily rubbish tremendously. Using a plastic container, fill it 60% with water (filtered or boiled before to get rid of impurities and chlorine). Then fill it with the fruit peelings, until the water level is 80%. Then add brown sugar to make the level to 90% and capped the container. Each day, the cap has to be opened and closed again for a month. The enzyme can be used after 3 months, for cleaning the floor, spraying plants to get rid of unwanted insects, cleansing the body in place of body shampoo, and so on. The leftovers after the enzyme-making process can even be used as fertilizers! Plastic containers (like those used for biscuits) were distributed to those attendees and even brown sugar too!
This initiative reminds me of Don and Mylene's Green Crusaders efforts in educating the public on recycling. If more people are involved in recycling, there is no need for those expensive incinerators.
At the recent DAP National Convention, Don and Mylene were invited to set up a booth displaying an array of containers which are classified as recyclable and non-recyclable. Instead of the usual bags, recycled bags were distributed to delegates to reinforce their policy on banning plastic bags in supermarkets.
I wish Penang would provide a grant to enable them to take it further as a state initiative and ensure success in implementation. How I wish we can have workable recycling system where special containers are provided all over the country. In a European country, we can just throw in a glass bottle into a container meant for glass without having to worry over breakage. Here, whenever we have broken glass, we have to think of the consequences of people getting hurt if left in the bin or when disposed in the wasteland where scavengers are likely to scour the rubbish for anything useful.