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Community 14 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM

Clogged trash trap worsens flood woes

PLASTIC waste such as bottles, chairs and pails as well as a pillow were among items retrieved from the garbage catch of a pump house at Chai Leng Park in Butterworth, Penang, after flash flood hit the area on Friday.

Community 24 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Bukit Bintang yet to embrace green efforts

KUALA LUMPUR is not ready to go green as many businesses in the city centre are still using polystyrene takeaway boxes and cups, said Bukit Bintang Central Environmental Committee (BBCEC) chairman Simon Leong.

Education 02 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Inspiring students with green causes

A group of 10-year-old pupils from SK Alor Gajah 1 impressed judges with collages made completely out of plastic waste in a competition to showcase the usage of plastics as part of the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle).

Nation 02 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Lojing - major disaster waiting to happen

EXCLUSIVE: Lojing in Kelantan is a time bomb about to explode. Rapid hill cutting there has even stunted the growth of the rare Rafflesia – considered the ‘icon of conservation’ – by an alarming 70%. Soil erosion is so bad that the river water has become almost undrinkable. The authorities must act fast before the pristine highlands are gone.

Environment 30 Sep 2016 | 5:02 AM

Indonesian scavengers scrape a living by recycling

JAKARTA: Sifting through piles of pungent trash in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, scores of men and women collect used plastic bottles with their bare hands and put them into big bags.

Letters 02 Sep 2016 | 12:00 AM

Bad habits lead to polluted rivers

A letter from LAI CHEE HUI, Penang.

Community 22 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

Billions of plastic bags still being used

Six years have gone by since the Government launched the ‘No plastic bags on Saturday’ campaign. Sadly, the number of plastic bags used has tripled over the years.

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.

Environment 12 Jul 2016 | 6:50 AM

Ridding the sea of plastic

Here's how we can eliminate ocean plastic.

Environment 21 Jun 2016 | 6:57 AM

People in this kampung came together to save mangrove trees

Communities in Manjung and Pulau Pangkor take ownership of their environment.