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Environment 07 Dec 2015 | 7:00 AM

Rubbish, biodegradable plastic is no solution to ocean pollution

Switching to biodegradable plastic is not the answer to reducing marine litter, says UN.

Environment 10 Feb 2017 | 6:02 AM

Skip plastic bags, go the eco-friendly way

These green warriors have stopped using plastic bags, long before the Selangor Government's no-plastic bag ruling took effect.

Environment 25 Mar 2018 | 8:00 AM

Human Writes: Malaysia is 8th worst in the world for plastic waste

There is a global crisis in plastic waste. And we Malaysians – yes, us – are major contributors to it.

Environment 12 Jul 2016 | 6:50 AM

Ridding the sea of plastic

Here's how we can eliminate ocean plastic.

Environment 28 Apr 2017 | 6:23 AM

Caterpillars that eat plastic may help clean up pollution

The wax moth caterpillar eats a notoriously resistant plastic, raising hopes of managing the plastic-bag pollution problem.

Environment 06 Jun 2017 | 6:03 AM

Has the ‘No free plastic bags’ ruling helped the environment?

We need to do something different to tackle the epidemic of plastic pollution.

Environment 27 Dec 2017 | 9:22 AM

Money to be added to plastic bottles

Britain is considering deposit return schemes for plastic bottles to reduce single-use plastic and to boost recycling, as it has worked in other countries.

Environment 12 Feb 2018 | 6:00 AM

Our love affair with plastic must change

China's refusal to accept Western scrap is forcing developed countries to rethink how they use, make, recycle and dispose of plastic plastic.

Environment 20 Feb 2018 | 12:19 PM

Plastic bags become a political issue after a General Elections promise

Plastic bags have become a political issue after a Selangor politician promised to eliminate the 20-sen fee meant to discourage people from indiscriminately using and throwing away the bags, which can cause environmental problems.

Books 19 Jun 2018 | 7:07 AM

‘Plastic Man’ #1: Stretching the possibilities for the DC hero

DC Comics' new Plastic Man series gives the rubbery hero a new future by reshaping his past. Here's hoping that he will be able to stretch out his story just a little bit longer.