Retailers in Britain are starting to embrace the 'Food in the Nude' campaigns which promotes stripping their shelves of plastic wrapping.
While governments around the world are grappling with how to tackle the scourge of single-use plastic, the people of Bangun say trash equals cash.
Group raises concern over health risk as water is treated for consumption in Kedah and Penang.
The government should focus more on manufacturers and less on consumer behaviour to reduce use of plastics.
An activist says people appear to feel less guilty about discarding biodegradable alternatives.
Putrajaya urged to come up with creative ways to reduce plastic waste, as is being done in other countries.
The EU will encourage member states to reduce the use of plastic packaging and introduce stricter labelling rules.
The state government will cut off their water and electricity supply.
The council also called for national targets to cut the consumption of single-use plastics where there is currently no environmentally-friendly alternative.
Petrochemicals that are derived from oil and gas feedstocks form the building blocks for products that range from plastic bottles and beauty products to fertilisers and explosives.
The Chinese commerce ministry said both sides had a constructive and candid exchange over trade issues, and will stay in touch on the next steps.
Part adventurer, part environmentalist, Lecomte organised the swim to raise awareness of plastic contamination and ocean pollution.
The acquisition comes in the wake of China, the world's biggest importer of plastic waste, having stopped accepting refuse shipments of plastic and paper in March.
Brune Poirson, secretary of state for ecological transition, said the move was one of several to be implemented in coming years, including a deposit-refund scheme for plastic bottles.
US scrap metal, waste paper and plastics cargoes arriving in China from August 23 will incur the new 25% levy after China announced on Wednesday its final list of tariffs on US$16 billion of US goods.
Many turtles are found floating, barely alive, having eaten so much plastic that they become buoyant and can no longer dive into the depths where they live and feed.