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Community 07 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM

Rebate for saying ‘no’ to plastic

GIVING ‘bag credit’ discounts is a better approach to get consumers to ditch plastic bags.

Arts 27 Nov 2016 | 6:55 AM

She turned 2,000 plastic bottles into art

Azliza Ayob’s Everlasting Love converts the unwanted into the excellent

Style 22 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Plastic fashion is Spring/Summer 2018's biggest trend

Plastic is all the rage when it comes to Spring/Summer 2018 fashion. The material nails a major trend, while offering practical protection from seasonal squalls and showers.

Environment 18 Jul 2019 | 8:00 AM

There's a Finnish company that wants to replace plastic completely

Instead of dumping waste (or exporting it), these Finnish companies are using innovative processes to make use of it as part of the country's 'circular economy'. This involves reusing and recycling materials multiple times.

Environment 24 Sep 2019 | 6:30 AM

Why not have a plastic tax? Just tax the people using plastic bags

Merely hoping for people to voluntarily change their behaviour and refuse, reuse and recycle plastics may no longer be enough. It’s time to hit their pockets, says Finland.

Nation 07 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM

No plastic at Penang airport

GEORGE TOWN: Business operators at the Penang International Airport (PIA) will stop giving out plastic straws and single-use plastic items following a collaboration with the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) to curb unnecessary plastic waste.

Community 24 Jul 2017 | 12:00 AM

Law to control the use of plastic bags vital, say activists

MIRI: Environmental activists have called authorities to introduce a law to ban the use of plastic bags in shopping complexes and supermarkets.

Nation 07 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

Govt looking at grading system for plastic waste industry

BUKIT MERTAJAM: The government will look into developing a grading system for facilities processing plastic waste to better regulate the industry, says Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.

Nation 13 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM

State assembly grills Phee over illegal plastic plants

GEORGE TOWN: The almost unhindered import of plastic waste from around the world to Penang was the main reason state Environment Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh (pic) was given a hard time at the state assembly.’

Nation 02 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Ban on plastic bags off to a good start despite complaints

SUBANG JAYA: The ban on polystyrene food containers and free plastic bags in Selangor and the Federal Territories got off to a smooth start although some shoppers were annoyed by it.