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Malaysia’s Perak and Johor to ban plastic bags, PS containers

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team - content@chemorbis.com
  • 21/04/2016 (11:56)
According to media reports, Perak and Johor, two of the 13 states of Malaysia, are planning to ban the use of PS containers and plastics bags. The Perak government has reported that they are planning to implement a proposed ban on the use of PS containers and plastics bags in stages with the first stage slated to begin this June. Via the ban of plastic and PS containers, the states are aiming to minimize plastics waste.

The government reported that initially they will ban the use of plastics and PS containers on every Friday while this will be extended from daily basis to weekly basis with the implementation of the fourth stage, which is planned to begin in June 2017. Instead of plastic bags and PS containers, consumers are encouraged to use biodegradable containers or their own food containers.

The Johor government, meanwhile, is planning to implement the ban by the end of this year. For now, consumers in the state are encouraged to shift to use their own tiffin carriers or food containers for takeaways.

Meanwhile, two other Malaysian states, Penang and Malacca, have also banned the use of PS containers.
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