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Community 30 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

MPAJ to enforce plastic bag ban beginning April 1

ENFORCEMENT of the “No Plastic Bag Day” for business owners in Ampang Jaya municipality will start on April 1.

Community 29 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

Ministry finds no plastic or artificial substance in rice

THE Agriculture and Agro-based Ministry’s Perak Paddy Inspection Control Office has cleared the name of a rice brand, which was alleged to be selling plastic rice in a video that has gone viral on social media.

Metro News 11 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Taking one vital step to end plastic pollution

THE state government is taking the lead in the long road to cutting off over-reliance on single-use plastic items.

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.

Focus 15 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

Plastic bag ban: the right move?

You can't get free bags for shopping items anymore, but people are willing to pay the 20 sen charge for one. Moreover, production of garbage bags is climbing while paper bags reportedly leave even bigger carbon footprints. How?

Focus 12 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

A fantastic venture in plastic

Most children who come from families that own businesses would have grown up with the company. Holidays would be spent helping out at the office and family conversations would be centred around business operations.

Metro News 15 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

Two plastic factories sealed

COMPLY with the law or we will shut you down. This was the strong message sent out by Hulu Selangor District Council (MDHS) president Shukri Mohamed Hanim during a raid on two plastic processing factories at Zuhrah Industrial Park in Rasa, Hulu Selangor.

Metro News 17 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

Most people not ready to discard single-use plastic bags

MAJORITY of the people in Perak are unable to do away with single-use plastic bags, says state Environment Committee chairman Dr Abdul Aziz Bari.

Metro News 05 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

‘Firm action needed on plastic waste’

ILLEGAL plastic recycling factories that have been shut down are known to restart operations again or move to a different location.

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.