Recycling of plastics easier with coding system

  • Business
  • Saturday, 16 Sep 2006

PETALING JAYA: Recycling of plastics will now be easier as the local plastic industry has started implementing a coding system.  

Launched on Saturday by Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting, the Plastic Coding System will give recyclers an easier time when sorting plastic products. 

The Sirim-approved coding system or MS1405:1996 comprises of 10 different resin codes that will be stamped on plastic products.  

This is to facilitate easier segregation of the plastics at source (households) and for those who are in the recycling business. 

“There is an urgent need for the recycling of plastic waste to be carried out in a systematic manner. In my view, the coding system is a forward looking initiative,” Ong said. 

In the past, recyclers faced difficulty in separating plastics but this would be solved with implementation of the code.  

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