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Environment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rebate for saying ‘no’ to plastic

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