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Community 30 May 2017 | 12:00 AM

'Deferring plastic ban the right call'

Traders and consumers alike are relieved that the Perak government is holding off the move to ban the use of polystyrene containers and plastic bags on June 1, saying that the people are not yet ready for such a move.

Community 26 May 2017 | 12:00 AM

‘Rethink removal of ban’

PERAK should still maintain its statewide ban on plastic and polystyrene, implementing it in a way to educate both business premises and the public, says Ipoh City Watch (ICW) president Prof Dr Richard Ng.

Nation 23 May 2017 | 12:00 AM

Perak plastic ban on hold

SERI ISKANDAR: Perak is putting the brakes on the statewide ban on polystyrene containers and plastic bags, which was originally sche­duled to begin June 1.

Letters 16 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Ban is just PR exercise

From SUSAI ANTHONY MUTHU of Puchong

Letters 14 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Don’t rubbish plastic ban

From WONG EE LYNN, Coordinator of Green Living Special Interest Group Malaysian Nature Society

Community 06 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Consumer groups want traders to provide alternatives for plastic bags

WITH the ban on plastic bags in the Federal Territories and Selangor having taken effect from Jan 1, consumer groups and experts are asking what happens to the money gained from the sale of plastic bags that were once given free to consumers.

Community 04 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

‘Plastic ban may not solve the problem‘

THE banning of free plastic bags will not necessarily lead to less waste at landfills, said environment and waste management expert Dr Theng Lee Chong.

Nation 03 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Many customers choose to bring own containers for food

PETALING JAYA: Many customers are doing their bit for the environment by choosing to bring their own containers and tiffin carriers to buy food.

Community 30 Dec 2016 | 12:00 AM

Crackdown on polystyrene, plastic bag use starts Sunday

STARTING next month, Kuala Lumpur City Hall will be embarking on a blitz to nab licensed businesses in the Federal Territories that fail to use biodegradable packaging to serve and pack food.

Community 28 Jun 2016 | 12:00 AM

‘Need not ban plastic’

THE Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association (MPMA) has urged the Perak state government to educate the public on waste management and anti-littering instead of banning the use of plastic bags and polystyrene containers.