By Sakini Mohd Said

Discarded smart gadgets and accessories, or mobile e-Waste, poses a significant health and environmental threat to if it is not managed sustainably. This first of two series discusses the problem.

BUTTERWORTH (Bernama) -- Many of us would be reluctant to discard mobile phones or smart devices that are no longer usable.

Perhaps they had cost us a small fortune to obtain or maybe some of us simply like hoard things, so we leave them around the house.

This writer herself had trouble letting go of her now inoperable Blackberry Curve.

By Norshazlina Nor'azman

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 (Bernama) -- It has been a year since the Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Act 2007 was enforced and SWCorp Malaysia, the agency tasked with regulating the management of solid waste and public cleansing in the country, is quite pleased that the public is responding "positively" towards the waste segregation or separation at source (SAS) programme.

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Malaysia's traditional medicine industry is set to become more regulated and be integrated into the national healthcare system once the Traditional and Complementary Medicine Council is established by year-end.

By Wan Asmanizan Wan Ahmad Najib

This article is the final part of the two-part series on the 'Internet of Things (IoT)' based on the interview with John Tay Jin Kiong, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission's (MCMC) Director of Digital Lifestyle and Society.

Part two provides a brief insight how IoT is going to benefit the business sector.

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Many ICT entrepreneurs are now talking about the 'Internet of Things (IoT)' and how it has turned into another business enabler.

By Nur Aimidiyana Zuher

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Easy access to personal loans and credit cards is one of the main reasons for Malaysia's rather high household debt level, according to an economist.

By Sakini Mohd Said

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- The sight of excited children carrying or dragging plastic bags each morning accompanied by their parents from Block B of the multi-storey dwelling in Desa Pandan will make many wonder what is going on.

While outsiders will be pondering what is inside these bags, those with children going to the Community Development Department (Kemas) kindergartens in Desa Pandan I and II are well aware of its contents, recyclable items.

The children here are learning early on recycling and they are certainly excited to be part of a programme that inculcates the recycling culture from young.

By Erda Khursyiah Basir

KUALA LUMPUR, July 15 (Bernama) -- The most effective way to prevent fires or explosions at petrol stations is by steering clear of objects that can generate sparks, according to Petronas Dagangan Berhad's Health, Safety and Environment Department head Tariq Ashra Sulaiman.