Mission 10 – Bukit Batu Putih | footprintsKL

Bukit Batu Putih – Mission 10

Finally, our 10th mission video is ready and it has been long overdue! Bukit Batu Putih is awesome and maybe even our favorite hiking spot so far!

We collected almost 5 full bags of trash in this mission! *gasp* We did not expect a hidden gem like this could be so trashed. like reaaaally trashed. It’s heartwrenching to see 🙁

This place is perfect for camping and hiking, but if we keep trashing it like this, it’ll only be another dump site.

We all can make a difference. Be the change. Make it a thing, make it a habit. Always, always throw your trash responsibly. No matter how big or how small your trash is. Without further ado, we present you, Bukit Batu Putih.

Also make sure to have a look at our previous missions! 🙂

Interested to join?

We are always welcoming new volunteers. Do you like hiking? Do you love our environment? Do you want to make a change? Then join us for one of our next upcoming missions and help us clean our precious environment! Contact us for more info!

Mission 9 – Bukit Gasing | footprintsKL

Bukit Gasing – Mission 9

Check out our video for our final mission in 2017 at Bukit Gasing and don’t forget to spread our cause to all nature lovers out there!

We went to Bukit Gasing, the place where it all started 1 year ago. The place is not too trashed as comapred to other locations we been to. However, it is still too much. A big thanks to all the helpers that came out to support us on that day!

Also make sure to have a look at our previous missions! 🙂

Interested to join?

We are always welcoming new volunteers. Do you like hiking? Do you love our environment? Do you want to make a change? Then join us for one of our next upcoming missions and help us clean our precious environment! Contact us for more info!

Mission 8 – Sungai Congkak | footprintsKL

Sungai Congkak - Mission 8

Sungai Congkak was short and alot!

That’s the theme for our 8th Mission, at Sg. Congkak. Although it’s not a “real” trekking / hiking spot (as it is fairly developed by Tourism Selangor, with tarred road and camping / BBQ spots along the river side) we still spot trash here and there with our eagle eyes! Especially in the river itself, we found a lot of food container, old rusty bbq grills, plastic. Especially plastic. Not good, people.

We ended up with 4 trash bags! Well, that’t a lot considering Sg. Congkak has it’s own “maintenance team”

Moral of the story is, as long as we keep throwing our trash irresponsibly, no amount of maintenance team can help to clean up the place ENTIRELY. Now that’s a vicious cycle.

OK, enough lecturing. Take a moment to watch our short and shaky *we lost our gimbal. Cryyyyyyy* journey!

Also make sure to have a look at our previous missions! 🙂

Interested to join?

We are always welcoming new volunteers. Do you like hiking? Do you love our environment? Do you want to make a change? Then join us for one of our next upcoming missions and help us clean our precious environment! Contact us for more info!

Food Waste – serious problem, so easy to avoid | footprintsKL

food waste

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure

Not-so-fun-fact: Did u know that Malaysians generate around 15,000 tonnes of food waste per day? By the 18th day, you could fill the whole KLCC twin towers with our food waste! *whaaaaatttt?* These are troubling figures to SWCorp, a government agency dealing with solid waste, even by international standards. Globally, one-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted amounting to about 1.3 billion tons per year. The following video by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations illustrates the magnitude of the problem.

Food waste increases by up to 50% during festive seasons

Unfortunately, food waste can increase by up to 50 per cent during the festive periods. According to Hayati Ismail, director of the Food Aid Foundation in Malaysia, the number one source of food waste during Ramadan is domestic waste from private households, second is the pasar malam (night markets) and Ramadan bazaars, third is waste from the food courts, then comes the food and beverage sector.

Everyone can do something about it

But this problem is not really a problem, is it? Just buying and preparing only as much food as is really needed does not require any rocket science or Phd degree…  Now, we found a video with very helpful tips to help us mitigate this issue, slowly yet surely. You can start at your workplace, neighborhood, or even at schools! Check out the video and make sure to be considerate.

For more info, you may visit the Food Aid Foundation, a Malaysian based organization that helps to address this issue. Visit their website or Facebook to support their cause!