The Critical Problems Behind The Bubble Tea Craze

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The Bubble Tea BINGO challenge went viral on Facebook recently. In fact, the bubble tea craze has become insane, especially among the millennials. Little did we realise, this craze contributes to the most serious issue affecting the world today.

The Damage Left Behind

While people are queuing up for the Instagrammable bubble tea, how many of us care about what happens to all the non-biodegradable plastic cups? Indeed, plastic pollution can afflict land, waterways and oceans as they are slow or almost never degrade. Some researchers suggest that by 2050 there could be more plastic than fish in the oceans by weight. Humans are also affected by plastic pollution, such as through disruption of various hormonal mechanisms. And how about art and climate action?

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The damage left behind — a construction waste bin was filled with bubble tea cups

A World Without Waste

By being kind to the environment, not only do we create a sustainable world, but also save us a lot of money. It is the time for us to live consciously and begin thinking about the environment more before it is too late. So, think before you buy another bubble tea next time. Opt for straw-less lids, bring your metal straws or use reusable cup.

Easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy, isn’t it?

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Art and Climate Action

Despite the growing evidence of climate change and humankind as the driver of that change, many people do not care about it. The main reason is because they do not perceive it as a risk or threat to themselves. No matter how solid the scientific information are, they are unable to persuade our people of the reality of climate change. Therefore, art and climate action is the best combination for the solution.

“The less we do to address climate change now, the more regulation we will have in the future” — Bill Nye

On 27-29th September 2019, a group of Malaysian artists and designers work hand-in-hand to make environmental change real! The Climate Action Art & Design Fair (CAAD 2019) is happening in KL Gateway Mall. These creative individuals, being led by the designer company YDJ, will show you how art and climate action can command attention and inspire people to care about things.

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Calling for Exhibitors

CAAD 2019 is now open up for registration! And good news is, you get a 20% off if you register now as an early bird. So, if you are an artist, designer or any creative institution: check out here for more. Let’s work together for art and climate action!

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A great article addressing the underlying concerns about our environment today, Bravo!

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