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Ports struggling to identify source of 200 containers with scrap plastic

The importers have abandoned these containers at three ports leaving officials struggling to find their countries of origin.

Manufacturers to focus on curbing Southeast Asia plastic waste

The US$1 billion fund will finance city partnerships and infrastructure to support waste management in Southeast Asian countries.

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.

Beloved baby dugong ‘Mariam’ dies in Thailand with plastic in stomach

Mariam the dugong died of a blood infection.

Getting to zero: The Japan town trying to recycle all its...

In the small Japanese town of Kamikatsu, residents aims to be "zero-waste" by 2020.

Bans alone won’t reduce plastic usage, say groups

Peka and the Malaysia Nature Society say it is important to educate the people on the effects of plastic pollution.

Another dumpsite found as Penang declares war on plastic waste

Thick vegetation over a site near Perai river shows that it has existed unnoticed for some time.

China plastic waste ban throws global recycling into chaos

Many plastic recycling plants popped up in Southeast Asia as China stopped accepting plastic waste.

French Garfield beach phone mystery highlights plastic pollution

For more than 30 years bright orange 'Garfield' phones have been washing up on the French coast to the bemusement of local beach cleaners.

D’Tandoor’s The Last Straw Campaign: One up for planet Earth

Campaign signals the end of the usage of plastic straws in all the restaurant's outlets.

Dead whale in Philippines had 40 kg of plastic in stomach

Environmental groups have tagged the Philippines as one of the world's biggest ocean polluters due to its reliance on single-use plastic.

Plastic in crosshairs at UN forum

The UN wants individual countries to sign up to "significantly" reduce plastic production, including a phasing out of single-use plastics by 2030

Study on using plastic waste, latex to pave roads

The studies going on in Temerloh and Cukai may lead to more durable roads and reduce maintenance costs.

Voyage into the unknown explores Indian Ocean’s hidden depths

A Commonwealth expedition has been launched to explore the seabed and discover the effects of plastic pollution.

Customs, immigration officers to be trained to identify plastic waste

Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin says this is necessary as illegal factories will try to import plastic waste as it is cheaper.

There’s a tiny plastic enemy threatening the planet’s oceans

New research is revealing the ubiquity of plastic pellets.

Wellness trends 2019: How you’ll be looking after your health next...

Looking after our wellbeing is becoming an increasingly holistic experience, including not only diet and fitness but also mental health, use of natural and eco-friendly products, and time for rest and relaxation.

Oceans of garbage prompt war on plastics

Stories on social media of giant seas of floating waste or a beached whale found in Indonesia with six kilos (13 pounds) of plastic in its stomach are bringing plastic pollution into the spotlight.

Slow recycler Turkey seeks better uses for its trash

Turkey ranks 108th with a score of 52.96 in the 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI), produced by the Yale Centre for Environmental Law and Policy, that analyses the environmental performance of 180 nations.

Thailand’s Phuket launches foam and plastic clean-up campaign

Beginning Feb. 14, 2019, the public awareness campaign will encourage consumers, local shops and retailers to stop using environmentally damaging foam containers and find alternatives to plastic packaging.

Dead sperm whale in Indonesia found with 6kg of plastic in...

Wakatobi district, a picturesque collection of four main islands surrounded by a marine reserve, has urged Jakarta to help tackle the problem of marine debris.

No more permits to import plastic waste

The move is to serve as catalyst to empower local plastic industry over next three years.

We won’t let Malaysia become a dump for plastic waste, says...

The minister says a high level committee has been set up to stop the import of plastic waste.

Plastic waste: Govt forms committee to look into recycling industry

It is part of efforts being taken to stop Malaysia from becoming a dumping ground for other countries.