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KUALA LUMPUR: A report published on Tuesday (Feb 18) listed Malaysians as the biggest per capita users of plastic packaging in a region responsible for more than half the plastic litter in the world's oceans. The report by the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) covers China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, which together account for "around 60% of plastic debris entering the ocean."
JAKARTA: Indonesian cafe worker Rudi Hartono struggled to persuade residents of his small coastal community of Parepare in southwest Sulawesi to follow his example and pick up rubbish strewn on the streets and beaches – until he dressed up as Spider-Man.
KLANG: The government hopes that at least 50% of construction projects above RM100,000 will receive the Works Ministry's sustainable infrastructure rating tool (Sustainable Infrastar) certification by the end of 2020.
PAREPARE, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian cafe worker Rudi Hartono struggled to persuade residents of his small coastal community of Parepare to follow his example and pick up rubbish strewn on the streets and beaches -- until he dressed up as Spider-Man.
LISBON (Reuters) - Reacting to people who spoke out against trash from other countries being dumped in Portuguese landfills, the Socialist government announced on Monday it would adopt urgent measures to tackle the issue.
AKARTA (AFP): Indonesia said on Wednesday (Jan 29) it has cut ties with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as it accused the global conservation group of overstepping its mandate in the country and unfairly criticising efforts to extinguish out-of-control forest fires last year.
PETALING JAYA: With the dry and hot spell hitting its peak and air-conditioners working full throttle, environmental experts have advised on proper ways to clean the electrical appliance.
BANGKOK: Thai retailers kicked off 2020 with a ban on single-use plastic bags, joining the battle against throwaway carriers in the South-East Asian nation where citizens go through an average of eight every day.
THROUGH its leading role in integrated development programmes for rural wellbeing, the Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB) has recorded 95% completion for the 66 programmes it initiated this year.
SINGAPORE: Everyone loves a good feast during the festive season, but what do hotels and restaurants do with all of their leftover turkeys and log cakes?