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World 29 Jul 2019 | 11:00 PM Premium

Senegal to crack down on huge plastic waste by enforcing law

DAKAR (Reuters) - Tired of seeing Senegal's seascapes spoiled by ever-growing mounds of cheap plastic bags, authorities plan to crack down on polluters by imposing fines and further restricting plastic use.

World 21 Jul 2019 | 2:48 AM Premium

Panama becomes first Central American nation to ban plastic bags

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Panama on Saturday became the first Central American nation to ban single-use plastic bags to try to curb pollution on its beaches and help tackle what the United Nations has identified as one of the world's biggest environmental challenges.

World 20 Jul 2019 | 7:21 AM Premium

U.S. has 'bigger problems' than plastic straws - Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With plastic straw bans gaining popularity to protect the environment, President Donald Trump on Friday posed the question: What about other plastic dining items?

AseanPlus News 16 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

Bali a step closer to being plastic-free

Denpasar: Bali is on track to reduce plastic waste on the resort island after the Supreme Court rejected a judicial review that challenged the local administration’s limit on single-use plastic.

Nation 15 Jul 2019 | 1:57 AM Premium

Greenpeace: Rubbish burned at Pulau Indah may have come from Jenjarom landfills

SHAH ALAM: The rubbish burnt in small piles at Pulau Indah may have come from illegal landfills in Jenjarom, says Greenpeace Malaysia campaigner Heng Kiah Chun.

Education 14 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

Researchers find microplastics in sea salt

THE increase in news reports of marine wildlife washing up dead on shores due to complications from ingesting plastic, brings to light the severity of plastic consumption, disposal of plastic and garbage, and pollution of our waterways and oceans.

AseanPlus News 14 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

Waste dumping needs global solution

IN the short span of time since China banned the import of 24 categories of recyclable waste last year, South-East Asia has become the top destination for these materials, a high proportion of which comprises various forms of plastic.

AseanPlus News 13 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

School exchanges plastic bottles for entry forms

JAKARTA: The student admissions committee at SMPN 1 Jogonalan junior high school in Klaten, Central Java, is requiring all applicants to bring in used plastic bottles in exchange for admissions packets.

Nation 13 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

DoE moves in at Pasir Gudang

JOHOR BARU: The Department of Environment will continue to monitor air quality and factories in Pasir Gudang to prevent any pollution incident from happening again.

Nation 12 Jul 2019 | 3:15 AM Premium

Johor DOE raids three illegal factories in Pasir Gudang

JOHOR BARU (Bernama): Three factories believed to be operating illegally in Pasir Gudang were raided and action taken against them by enforcement authorities in an integrated operation.