The SDGs and the private sector
D+C, 17 October 2018
The 2030 Agenda gives the private sector a significant role for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Many corporations have pledged their support. A recent study done on behalf of several leading German civil-society organisations (CSOs) analyses how businesses are contributing to SDG-related action. It assesses what can be done to better align business activities with the SDGs.
Govt freezes licence issuance for plastic waste recycling factories
The Edge Markets, 17 October 2018
The government has frozen the issuance of licences to set up plastic waste recycling factories in Malaysia and banned the import of such materials to ensure existing illegal factories do not continue their operations.
A lesson in sustainability
The Sun Daily, 15 October 2018
The announcement made by the Housing and Local Government Ministry recently is something to celebrate. Zuraida Kamaruddin said the government will embrace waste to energy (WTE) technology nationwide, aiming for a plant in every state within two years.
Plastic danger in eating fish
NST, 4 October 2018
Disposal of solid waste, in particular materials made from plastic, is seen to be the biggest environmental threat to the world, especially for countries surrounded by oceans, including Malaysia.
Prepping ahead of full plastic straw ban in 2020
The Star, 22 September 2018
The ban on plastic straws in the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan from Jan 1 next year received mixed views from the public.