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Metro News 29 Jul 2019 | 4:44 PM

Rep: Money saved from free water can be used to repair pipes, improve water treatment facilities

SHAH ALAM: The money saved from reducing the number of households receiving free water can be channelled into repairing pipes and improving facilities at water treatment plants.

Metro News 21 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

Reducing single-use plastics for environs

MORE people are becoming aware of the link between single-use plastics and the damage the materials are causing to the environment.

Community 28 Aug 2017 | 12:00 AM

Plastic ban in Miri next year

MIRI: Miri City Council (MCC) has put its foot down and will ban the use of plastic products starting from Jan 1, 2018.

Community 30 May 2017 | 12:00 AM

'Deferring plastic ban the right call'

Traders and consumers alike are relieved that the Perak government is holding off the move to ban the use of polystyrene containers and plastic bags on June 1, saying that the people are not yet ready for such a move.

Community 06 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Consumer groups want traders to provide alternatives for plastic bags

WITH the ban on plastic bags in the Federal Territories and Selangor having taken effect from Jan 1, consumer groups and experts are asking what happens to the money gained from the sale of plastic bags that were once given free to consumers.

Community 04 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

‘Plastic ban may not solve the problem‘

THE banning of free plastic bags will not necessarily lead to less waste at landfills, said environment and waste management expert Dr Theng Lee Chong.

Community 30 Dec 2016 | 12:00 AM

Crackdown on polystyrene, plastic bag use starts Sunday

STARTING next month, Kuala Lumpur City Hall will be embarking on a blitz to nab licensed businesses in the Federal Territories that fail to use biodegradable packaging to serve and pack food.

Community 28 Jun 2016 | 12:00 AM

‘Need not ban plastic’

THE Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association (MPMA) has urged the Perak state government to educate the public on waste management and anti-littering instead of banning the use of plastic bags and polystyrene containers.

Community 02 May 2016 | 12:00 AM

Traders: Going green may cost more

THE DECISION announced by the Perak government to ban polystyrene containers and plastic bags from June next year has mostly been well-received by food sellers.

Community 30 Apr 2016 | 12:00 AM

Ipoh City Council to lead by example to reduce use of plastics

THE Ipoh City Council will start the ball rolling by asking its staff to bring their own food and drink containers for take-away purposes.