Becoming a zero single-use plastic nation

WHAT once seemed impossible to start has begun, what was once a habit that seemed impossible to change has started to turn around. And it all started when Yeo Bee Yin announced her “break-up” with single-use plastic in September 2018.

As a researcher working in biodegradable materials, I know that the Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change minister’s initiative could lead to a greener Malaysia. Greener Malaysia does not only mean more trees in the country but also less harm and pollution caused by the non-degradable single-use plastic materials. There will be less single-use plastics consumed, thus leading to a greener place to live in.

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