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Safest plastics for food and beverages
World Today

Some plastics are safer to eat and drink from than others. Here's a quick guide to help you make informed choices. If you want to dig deeper, take a look at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy's Smart Plastics Guide (PDF). It's worth avoiding the following plastics when you can. >>Read More

What you need to know about bio-based plastics

We've all heard a lot about the dark side of plastics. Two common criticisms: They're made from petroleum (a non-renewable resource that's in short supply), and they hang around in landfills for centuries. >>Read More

What to do with your old pharmaceuticals

Don't let the fact that there isn't a universal way to easily dispose of old pharmaceuticals stop you from cleaning out your medicine cabinet. If you're willing to do a little bit of homework, you can learn how to responsibly get rid of expired or unwanted pills, capsules, and other prescription drugs. >>Read More

Making up for lost daylight

The sun is setting earlier in the northern hemisphere and for most Americans, clocks rolled back on November 2, stealing another hour of natural light. >>Read More

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Malaysia as a unified state did not exist until 1963. Previously, a set of colonies were established by the United Kingdom from the late-18th century, and the western half of modern Malaysia was composed of several separate kingdoms. This group of colonies was known as British Malaya until its dissolution in 1946, when it was reorganised as the Malayan Union. Due to widespread opposition, it was reorganised again as the Federation of Malaya in 1948 and later gained independence on 31 August 1957.[7] Singapore, Sarawak, British North Borneo and the Federation of Malaya joined to form Malaysia on 16 September 1963.[8] The early years of the new union were marred by an armed conflict with Indonesia and the expulsion of Singapore.[9][10] The Southeast Asian nation experienced an economic boom and underwent rapid development during the late-20th century. With a GDP per capita standing at USD14,400, it has, from time to time, been considered a newly industrialised country.[11][12] Because Malaysia is one of three countries that control the Strait of Malacca, international trade plays a large role in its economy.[13] At one time, it was the largest producer of tin, rubber and palm oil in the world.[14] Manufacturing has a large influence in the country's economy