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Business 21 May 2019 | 11:22 PM

Malaysia to send back some plastic scrap to source

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia, which has become the dumping ground for the world's plastic waste, will send back non-recyclable plastic scrap to the developed countries that sent it there, its environment minister said on Tuesday

Business 25 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Environmental concerns can pose long-term threat to plastic companies

PLASTIC and packaging companies which have benefited from the general demand for plastics due to convenience sake may potentially face a growing backlash as environmental concerns gather momentum.

Business 15 Apr 2019 | 9:07 AM

Water giants race to curb plastic waste

ZURICH: Two of the world’s biggest water companies are thinking outside the bottle about how to hydrate consumers as environmental campaigners take aim at the enormous amount of plastic waste the industry produces.

Corporate News 16 Jan 2018 | 10:43 PM

EU targets recycling as China bans plastic waste imports

BRUSSELS: EU regulators are searching for ways to increase recycling of plastic, as waste piles up in ports after China banned imports of "foreign garbage" from the start of 2018.

Commodities 06 Jul 2017 | 11:04 PM

Brunel University student designs plastic bags into skateboards

LONDON: Skateboarders are known for high-flying tricks, from jumping off of ramps to shooting down railings, but now one British designer is touting an environmental trick of his own, by using old plastic bags to make boards

Business 13 Jun 2019 | 11:06 PM

Canada has no plans to take back plastic waste in Malaysia

TORONTO: Ottawa has no plans to pick up plastic waste that originated in Canada and is currently parked in Malaysia, a spokesman for Canada's environment ministry said on Thursday.

Corporate News 27 Nov 2017 | 12:00 AM

SLP targets to sell more plastic packaging products

GEORGE TOWN: SLP Resources Bhd is targeting to sell 15,500 tonnes of flexible plastic packaging products this year – a strong single-digit percentage improvement over 2016.

Business 30 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM

Plastic product makers upbeat

GEORGE TOWN: The rise in petrol prices will not have an impact on plastic product manufacturers catering to the food and beverage sector.

Business 09 Jul 2019 | 12:11 AM Premium

McDonald’s Happy Meal toys caught in backlash over plastic

British petition calls for fast-food giant to scrap plastic toys included in kids’ meals

Business 07 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

Stable outlook for plastic resin

GEORGE TOWN: The price of plastic resin is likely to remain stable this year hovering around US$1,600 per tonne, influenced largely by the lower demand from China and shortage of resin supply.