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Environment 25 Apr 2017 | 2:31 AM

The Very Hungry Caterpillar joins fight against plastic pollution

PARIS: A moth caterpillar commonly bred to provide fish bait feasts on a notoriously resistant plastic, scientists reported Monday, raising hopes the creature can help manage the global problem of plastic-bag pollution.

Environment 08 Oct 2015 | 7:00 AM

Minute plastic problem could turn into major health problem

Plastic micro-particles in San Francisco Bay are working their way up the food chain to people who eat fish.

Community 06 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Traders at wet markets still provide plastic bags

MINI markets, supermarkets and hypermarkets have stopped providing free plastic bags to consumers following the Selangor Government’s policy to reduce plastic use implemented from Jan 1 this year.

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.

Nation 18 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

Ministry aims to cut plastic straw usage

KUALA LUMPUR: Nipping the use of plastic straws at its source is the only way for the ban to work, said Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad.

Nation 25 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Yeo: Do away with single-use plastic

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia is aiming to do away with single-use plastic by 2030, as the country tries to shed its reputation as one of the largest producers of plastic waste in the world.

Metro News 06 Dec 2017 | 12:00 AM

Students hold event to help cut use of plastic bags

WITH eco-friendly bags in hand, around 160 students from more than 10 schools came together in the hopes of reducing the use of plastic bags among members of the public.

Community 20 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

Tough without plastic bags

PERAKIANS have less than two months to go before a total ban on the usage of plastic bags comes into effect throughout the state, especially in supermarkets, hypermarkets and sundry stores.

Nation 05 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

Only certified outlets may collect 20 sen fee for plastic bag

GEORGE TOWN: Only traders with the ‘No Free Plastic Bag’ participation certificate are allowed to charge customers 20 sen for a plastic bag under the new policy being enforced by the Penang Island City Council since Saturday.

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.