Bans alone won't reduce plastic usage, say environ groups


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  • Sunday, 09 Jun 2019

A container filled with plastic waste from Australia, in Port Klang, Malaysia. – AP

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The government and non-governmental organisations (NGO) should get their hands dirty and not depend on bans alone to get people to reduce their plastic use, say local environmental groups.

Association for the Protection of the Natural Heritage of Malaysia (Peka) president, Puan Sri Shariffa Sabrina Syed Akil, told Bernama: "The government needs to take the crucial step and get to the root of the problem, which is taking action against factories that produce single-use and non-biodegradable plastic."

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