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Environment 05 Jun 2018 | 3:45 AM

Plastic wasteland: Asia’s ocean pollution crisis

THANH HOA (VIETNAM): A Vietnamese mangrove draped with polythene, a whale killed after swallowing waste bags in Thai seas and clouds of underwater trash near Indonesian “paradise” islands -- grim images of the plastic crisis that has gripped Asia.

Nation 18 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

All out to check plastic waste crisis

KLANG: The Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Ministry is stepping up efforts to mitigate Malaysia’s plastic waste crisis.

Nation 26 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Levy for plastic waste imports

KUALA LANGAT: Malaysia, which is becoming a dumping ground for plastic waste by other countries, will slap a levy on such imports to halt the growing environmental problem.

Nation 14 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Yeo ‘single’ again after ditching plastic

PETALING JAYA: Cabinet minister Yeo Bee Yin has openly declared the status of her relationship with plastic material.

Community 05 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM

Growth expected for plastic product manufacturers

SOME of the Penang-based plastic product manufacturing companies supporting the electronics and semiconductor industries are expected to experience slight growth this year, despite weakening demand for consumer electronic goods.

Environment 25 Apr 2017 | 2:31 AM

The Very Hungry Caterpillar joins fight against plastic pollution

PARIS: A moth caterpillar commonly bred to provide fish bait feasts on a notoriously resistant plastic, scientists reported Monday, raising hopes the creature can help manage the global problem of plastic-bag pollution.

Nation 18 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

Ministry aims to cut plastic straw usage

KUALA LUMPUR: Nipping the use of plastic straws at its source is the only way for the ban to work, said Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad.

Nation 25 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Yeo: Do away with single-use plastic

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia is aiming to do away with single-use plastic by 2030, as the country tries to shed its reputation as one of the largest producers of plastic waste in the world.

Nation 05 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

Only certified outlets may collect 20 sen fee for plastic bag

GEORGE TOWN: Only traders with the ‘No Free Plastic Bag’ participation certificate are allowed to charge customers 20 sen for a plastic bag under the new policy being enforced by the Penang Island City Council since Saturday.

Community 07 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM

Rebate for saying ‘no’ to plastic

GIVING ‘bag credit’ discounts is a better approach to get consumers to ditch plastic bags.