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SHANGHAI (Reuters): Restaurants, e-commerce platforms and delivery firms will be forced to report their utilisation of single-use plastics to the authorities and also submit formal recycling plans, China's commerce ministry said in proposals published on Monday (Nov 30).
BANGKOK (Bloomberg): Two things Thailand is famous for are its delicious street food and its wonderful beaches. Sadly, the first typically comes in plastic bags that often wash up on the second - not good for a country that relies on tourism for a fifth of its revenue.
THE following are excerpts from the Q&A with Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow :
SHAH ALAM: The money saved from reducing the number of households receiving free water can be channelled into repairing pipes and improving facilities at water treatment plants.
MORE people are becoming aware of the link between single-use plastics and the damage the materials are causing to the environment.
Plastic bags, cups and plates are banned in Sri Lanka as rubbish is getting out of control. It also blocks drains and contributes to dengue.