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Focus 29 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

Plastic fantastic

The medical device segment is proving to be a lifesaver for plastic manufacturers in Penang in the face of the slowdown in the semiconductor and F&B sectors. DAVID TAN talks to two SMEs that are moving into this new growth area.

Metro News 02 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Plastic straws still freely available

SELANGOR has kicked off its ban on plastic straws but a quick check at several eateries in Petaling Jaya and Shah Alam revealed a lack of awareness among operators about the prohibition.

Metro News 18 May 2019 | 12:00 AM

Ban on plastic straws in Selangor eateries from July 1

A BAN on plastic straws will take effect beginning July 1 in all eateries in Selangor.

Metro News 26 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

Early start in doing away with plastic straws

ALTHOUGH Perak has yet to ban plastic straws, some folk here have switched to using metal ones.

Community 20 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

No plastic bag ruling ineffective

THE National Solid Waste Management Department does not expect a significant reduction of plastic bags in the landfill following the ban of plastic bags. This is because the public continues to rely on plastic bags to discard their waste.

Metro News 27 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

Unique way to reduce plastic usage

EIGHTY Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) staff came together to make eco-bricks with the help of non-governmental organisation (NGO) Rcomm Lestari, which gave participants an insight into how much plastic is used daily.

Metro News 11 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

Group: Control use of plastic bags

JOHOR BARU: Johor should emulate other countries which have managed to control the use of plastic bags.

Metro News 03 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

Rethinking our use of plastic

A LARGE crowd learned more about the dangerous effects of plastic waste during the Un-Plastic Campaign at Occupy Beach Street in George Town, Penang.

Metro News 05 Oct 2018 | 10:17 AM

FT Ministry: Sirim can determine authenticity of biodegradable plastic bags

THE Standard and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (Sirim) will provide its expert opinion to determine the authenticity of biodegradable plastic bags, according to the Federal Territories Ministry.

Metro News 04 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

Educate instead of charging more for plastic bags, state urged

REDUCING plastic usage should start from education instead of raising the charge for each plastic bag to 50sen from 20sen, said Penang Gerakan chairman Oh Tong Keong.