2 Malaysian women show how easy it is to be eco-friendly in the kitchen


Lau loves to use beeswax wraps as they help to retain the freshness of her fruits and vegetables. Photos: The Star/Muhamad Shahril Rosli

Whenever Lau Shu Ping goes to the wet market, she carries reusable containers and cloth bags in her 15-year-old rattan basket. The vegetarian declines to use plastic bags and gets traders to store vegetables and fruits in her containers.

“I always bring my grandmother’s 60-year-old tiffin carrier whenever I want to pack food. I can put all sorts of cooked food items, vegetables and dried fruits in the tiffin. It’s handy and it brings back fond memories of my grandmother, ” says Lau, 36, who also packs durian in a thick cloth or gunny sack, just like how her grandma used to.

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