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