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Environment 05 Jun 2018 | 3:45 AM

Plastic wasteland: Asia’s ocean pollution crisis

THANH HOA (VIETNAM): A Vietnamese mangrove draped with polythene, a whale killed after swallowing waste bags in Thai seas and clouds of underwater trash near Indonesian “paradise” islands -- grim images of the plastic crisis that has gripped Asia.

Living 23 Dec 2014 | 7:25 AM

Oceans of plastic: 269,000 tons literally choking the blue

If you think plastic is harmless, don’t be surprised the next time you find bits of plastic in your fish.

Business 21 May 2019 | 11:22 PM

Malaysia to send back some plastic scrap to source

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia, which has become the dumping ground for the world's plastic waste, will send back non-recyclable plastic scrap to the developed countries that sent it there, its environment minister said on Tuesday

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.

Nation 26 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Levy for plastic waste imports

KUALA LANGAT: Malaysia, which is becoming a dumping ground for plastic waste by other countries, will slap a levy on such imports to halt the growing environmental problem.

Nation 14 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Yeo ‘single’ again after ditching plastic

PETALING JAYA: Cabinet minister Yeo Bee Yin has openly declared the status of her relationship with plastic material.

Community 05 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM

Growth expected for plastic product manufacturers

SOME of the Penang-based plastic product manufacturing companies supporting the electronics and semiconductor industries are expected to experience slight growth this year, despite weakening demand for consumer electronic goods.

People 19 Aug 2015 | 10:59 AM

Some people are taking plastic surgery procedures far too lightly

To emulate their idols, more and more young women go under the knife with little regard for the risks involved.

Environment 12 Jul 2016 | 7:00 AM

Plastic waste in the sea might well end up on your dinner plate

Microplastics that build up in sea creatures spell trouble for the marine food chain.

Business 25 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Environmental concerns can pose long-term threat to plastic companies

PLASTIC and packaging companies which have benefited from the general demand for plastics due to convenience sake may potentially face a growing backlash as environmental concerns gather momentum.