Addressing issues in plastic recycling

REFERRING to the letter “We are recycling toxins” (The Star, April 29), the Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association (MPMA) believes it has created certain misconceptions about plastic recycling and would like to clarify them.

First, chemicals are used in the production of plastics as well as paper, glass and aluminium. Common plastics are produced through chemical processes that involve the use of various chemicals, catalysts and additives to achieve the desired properties like strength, flexibility and colour.

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