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Nation 17 Jan 2019 | 11:03 AM

DoE targets shutdown of 100 illegal recycling factories by April

KLANG: The Department of Environment (DoE) aims to shut down 100 illegal plastic recycling factories by the end of March this year.

Nation 17 Jan 2019 | 12:48 PM

Johan Setia to get tube well to address decade-long peat fire issue

KLANG: A tube well will be built as part of the Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Ministry's efforts to combat the decade-long peat fire issue in Johan Setia here.

Nation 18 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

All out to check plastic waste crisis

KLANG: The Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Ministry is stepping up efforts to mitigate Malaysia’s plastic waste crisis.

Environment 13 Feb 2019 | 11:57 AM

‘The world's rubbish bin’ – 17mil kg of rubbish in Jenjarom, reports BBC

PETALING JAYA: “Malaysia has become the world's rubbish bin” – this was a powerful statement made by Greenpeace Malaysia in 2018, when it was reported that the country had taken in 754,000 tonnes of plastic waste from over 19 countries that year.

Nation 20 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

Only the tip of the iceberg

EXCLUSIVE:BUKIT MERTAJAM: From the north to the south of Peninsular Malaysia, there seems to be no end yet to the discovery of illegal dumpsites.

Nation 14 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

Looking after our house

After almost a year as Housing and Local Government Minister, Zuraida Kamaruddin still has many ideas up her sleeve for better cities, homes and green solutions for the country.

Nation 17 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

Perak Ruler: Prioritise food security measures

IPOH: The Sultan of Perak has urged the government to come up with strategic plans to address the rising cost of foodstuff, adding that food security is becoming an increasing burden for the people. Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah said this should be a red flag for the government to devise immediate measures.

Nation 24 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

Global recycling in chaos over China ban

JENJAROM: From grubby packaging engulfing small South-East Asian communities to waste piling up in plants from the United States to Australia, China’s ban on accepting the world’s used plastic has plunged global recycling into turmoil.

Nation 24 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

Smugglers pay a lot to dump plastic waste

PETALING JAYA: Tonnes of plastic waste from overseas are quickly ferried to secluded areas where the trash is burnt in makeshift illegal factories, and this is big business, claimed pro-green activist Pua Lay Pheng.

Nation 18 May 2019 | 12:00 AM

Illegal plastic factories booming

BUKIT MERTAJAM: While authorities believe that there are about 400 plastic recycling factories in Seberang Prai alone, the number of illegal operators may easily outnumber the legal ones.