Malaysia moves to abolish the use of single-use plastics by 2030

In an unprecedented move in South East Asia, the government of Malaysia revealed its plans to eliminate all single-use plastics by the year 2030. This move comes on the heels of many partial bans in the region. The ban is set to begin with a complete ban on single-use straws coming into effect in 2020.

The government expect this move to bring substantial effect on the health of its ecology and citizen well-being. A Science Magazine study found Malaysia to be the 8th largest plastic polluter in the world. The complete roadmap to wean the country off of both production and consumption of single-use plastics will be unveiled in the upcoming International Greentech and Eco products Exhibition Kuala Lumpur, next month (October 2018).

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