12MP to push scheme to cut plastics use, up recycling rate

Hailey Chung Wee Kye

Huge piles of plastic waste at an illegal dumping site in Sg Rambai in Jenjarom, a town in the Kuala Langat district of Selangor, on March 16, 2019. The Malaysian government has shuttered 33 illegal factories in Jenjarom, which has left behind thousands of tonnes of waste. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 11, 2020.

MALAYSIA’S plastics industry has advanced infrastructure for recycling yet has low recycling rates compared to their regional counterparts, said World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

It also has the highest per capita plastic use in the region but has to import plastic waste to feed its recycling plants.

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  • Also get rid of plastic bags which is the biggest contributor of plastic waste in Malaysia. Many traders in pasar malams , markets and hawker centres are still Not using bio degradable plastic bags.

    Posted 3 months ago by Elyse Gim