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AseanPlus News 25 Aug 2021 | 7:00 AM

HK moves towards disposing plastic tableware

HONG KONG: Hong Kong will be on track to get rid of plastic tableware after a two-month-long public consultation on the Scheme on Regulation of Disposable Plastic Tableware ends in early September.

Lifestyle 07 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Ban on free plastic bags

TAIWAN authorities slapped a ban on the free distribution of disposable polystyrene tableware and plastic bags last Wednesday despite an outcry from the industry.

China 20 Jan 2020 | 7:00 AM Premium

Bold plan for managing plastic waste unveiled

BEIJING: China has unveiled a wide-ranging plan to phase out non-degradable plastic products in major consumption sectors, vowing to effectively curb plastic pollution in major cities in five years.

Letters 04 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Weaning people off plastic bags

From WONG EE LYNN, Coordinator, Green Living Special Interest Group, Malaysian Nature Society.

Musings 22 Nov 2015 | 7:03 AM Premium

Curious Cook: Banana leaf, plastic and other musings

Here’s some interesting facts about the banana leaf ‘plate’ that you may not know and also facts about plastic that you should know about.

Lifestyle 06 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

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.