‘Polystyrene not the real culprit’

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  • Monday, 11 Jul 2016

Photos of huge piles of polystyrene food containers strewn around are common but environmental experts say this is hardly the case at landfills. — filepic

KUALA Lumpur folk have six months to say goodbye to their tapau (takeaway) boxes. The ubiquitous clam shell containers made from polystyrene will be banned in the Federal Territories with effect from Jan 1, 2017.

Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor made the announcement recently saying that only biodegradable products can be used in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan next year.

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