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KUALA LUMPUR (Agencies): Malaysia has allowed entry of a container of plastic waste shipped from the United States reported Reuters, reversing previous opposition after finding it held only clean, recyclable material, and did not violate a new United Nations treaty banning trade in contaminated plastics.
KUALA LUMPUR: British band Coldplay has yet to perform in Malaysia but it is about to treat the country to something even greater – sponsoring a watercraft that removes plastic trash from rivers here.
Spotify now allows users to download playlists to their computer using its desktop programme for repeat listens offline, in a move that may reduce its impact on internet bandwidth and carbon footprint.
MANILA: South-East Asian countries lose out on as much as US$6bil (RM24.78bil) a year as most of their single-use plastics are thrown out rather than recovered and recycled, the World Bank said in a new study.
Here's a look at the news highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Wednesday (March 24).
Malaysia will return a container of plastic trash en route from the United States as it violates new U. rules governing hazardous waste, the environment ministry said on Wednesday, one of the first signs of the regulations being enforced.
WASHINGTON (Bloomberg): Southeast Asian countries lose out on as much as US$6 billion a year as most of their single-use plastics are thrown out rather than recovered and recycled, the World Bank said in a new study.
PETALING JAYA: The country's economy loses an estimated US$1bil (RM4.12bil) a year because about 75% of plastic waste does not end up being recycled, according to a report by the World Bank.
PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Malaysia will impound a container from Los Angeles in the United States, suspected of carrying commercial plastic waste when it arrives at Port Klang on Monday (March 22).