CAP: Ban all plastic waste imports

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin (right) looking on the contaners of contaminated waste in Westports to be returned to countries of origin. Reporter-Rashvin

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia must be firm and impose a total ban on plastic waste imports, said The Consumer Association of Penang (CAP).“It does not only harm the environment but is a burden to taxpayers who have to absorb the cost of cleaning up.

“Not all imported plastic can be processed. Especially those that are contaminated, mixed and low grade. Some were dumped in Ipoh and Sungai Petani, where it will be burned illegally and sent to cement kilns, causing toxic emission into the air.

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