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Community 09 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Sibu firm works with Unimas on R&D

A Sibu-based company is expected to set up a pilot project to convert solid waste into fuel gases at the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) Energy Park in Kota Samarahan near here as part of its collaborative research and development (RD).

Lifestyle 17 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Money in plastics

Don't trash your empty detergent and shampoobottles. Throw them into the recycling bin instead. One company has use for them. TAN CHENG LI reports.

Lifestyle 03 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Yummy packaging fillers

The end of the gift-giving season will see polystyrene packaging waste flooding dumpsites. But TAN CHENG LI has found a green substitute for this ecologically-unfriendly stuff.

Business 15 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Undeterred by challenges ahead

The Genting group is making good progress in its efforts to widen its investment horizons, says Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, chairman, president and chief executive. Bjorn Lynggaard Olesen, managing director of Dumex (M) Sdn Bhd, sees renewed vigour in building the company's investments in Malaysia. Choo Bee Metal Industries Bhd is fighting for wider market coverage and an increase in exports.

Lifestyle 29 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Second chance for plastics

You know that bottle of mineral water bottle you just tossed into the trash bin? Well, you might end up wearing it in future. These bottles, made of the plastic resin polyethylene terephthalate (PET), are being shipped to China and turned into synthetic fibres used in making T-shirts, among other things.

Lifestyle 29 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Old for new

At the Expedient Trading recycling factory in Klang, Selangor, film-grade plastics are being reclaimed into resin that will go into the making of similar, but new, plastic items.

Lifestyle 11 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Thriving on scrap

Even as the D'Palma pilot project on recycling is going on, the lorries of one recycling firm are already making the rounds among apartments in Puchong, Selangor. And surprisingly, it's turning out to be a success.

Nation 15 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Shame - Our rivers are filthy

Malaysians brace yourselves - we may soon have to drink recycled sewage water if we continue to dirty and pollute our rivers.

Lifestyle 06 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Silver lining

Disposal food packaging made of natural fibres such as from oil palm, trees or other plants, should eventually break down when discarded. But often, the wax or plastic coatings used to make these items oil and water-resistant, do not.

Lifestyle 26 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Glass recycling virtually non-existent in Malaysia

Recycling of glass has many benefits but it is little practised here, writes HILARY CHIEW.