Pollution charge on use of plastic bags in Malaysia by 2021
UMMID, 10 November 2018
Malaysia may introduce a state-enforced pollution charge on plastic bags used in hypermarkets, chain stores and restaurants within three years from 2019, said Minister of Energy, Science and Technology, and Climate Change Yeo Bee Yin.
Three major unaddressed/unrecognised challenges to health of Malaysian children
Malay Mail, 8 November 2018
There are many challenges to the health of our children in Malaysia. The health needs and challenges have dramatically changed in the past four to five decades. Previously they were predominantly infection related and concerned with mortality of small children. However today, problems that cause significant morbidity have emerged as equally important.
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.