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Israel remains hooked on plastic despite measures by activists

A World Wide Fund for Nature report has ranked Tel Aviv's coastline as the third most polluted by plastic waste in the Mediterranean.

Are plastic bags no longer in fashion?

In an effort to curb waste and promote sustainability, increasing numbers of major fashion brands are eliminating the single-use carrier bags from their stores.

Wrong to equate plastics with smoking, says activist

Peka's Shariffa Sabrina Syed Akil says the dumping of plastics will pollute the earth for a long time while smokers bring harm only to themselves.

Selangor plastic factories to stay despite ‘no plastic bags’ drive, says...

Hee Loy Sian equates Selangor's plastic bag-free campaign to Putrajaya's smoke-free drive.

Hand over 20 sen plastic bag levy or lose licences, retailers...

Penang local council by-laws to be amended so that trading licences of culprits may be revoked.

Not so fantastic: Can Japan end its love affair with plastic?

The Japanese government and businesses are beginning to take steps to combat the use of plastic.

Environmentalist: Radio, TV better than billboards to discourage single-use plastics

#TakNakStraw founder Mareena Yahya Kerschot recalls the 'Recycle, that's what you do' jingle of the early 1990s.

New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags

Single-use plastic bags are among the most common items found in New Zealand coastal litter - the environmental group Greenpeace welcomed the decision to outlaw them.

Awareness on negative effects of plastic bags still low among Malaysians

Sebastian said plastic bags being the country's number one solid waste pollutant have continued to plague the country's marine ecosystem.

With ‘unforgettable bag’, Tesco pays shoppers to cut plastic waste

The bag, which gets customers a 20 sen rebate each time it is used, is made from a recyclable plastic that is more durable than conventional plastic bags.

Use environs-friendly bags instead, urges Mydin

Hypermarket owner says he supports suggestion by Selangor BN to not charge for plastic bags, but wants consumers to be given environment-friendly bags instead.

BN’s ‘free plastic bag’ giveaway promise offensive, says Penang exco

Penang exco for environment says this will only reverse efforts to get more people to quit using plastic bags and hamper efforts to recycle.

Two young girls and a dream of social change

The Wijsen sisters have come far since they founded a movement against plastic bags on their island of Bali.

RM1.87 million collected from 20-sen charge on plastic bags

Revenue was collected by supermarkets and food premises in Selangor since Jan 1 this year.

Federal minister supports ‘no plastic bag’ policy but…

Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar wants Selangor government to issue clear guidelines as to how 20 sen collected from each plastic bag sold will be spent.

Go for recycle bags, Selangor shoppers told

Elizabeth Wong says the state wants to ensure the success of the current campaign before embarking on other measures to discourage the use of plastic bags.

Charge RM1, not 20 sen, says activist as plastic bag ruling...

Environmentalist says plastic bags should cost more to deter shoppers from using them.

Tourist forced to pay RM25 for plastic bag

The tourist, in a Facebook post, claims a shop in Langkawi charged RM25 for a plastic bag after he purchased a bottle of liquor.