Lumpur (VNA) – Malaysian authorities is focusing on zero use of plastic baggage at
all premises and sectors of commerce and commerce throughout the nation by the yr
In keeping with Pure
Assets, Surroundings and Local weather Change Minister Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, implementation can be carried out in phases with mounted
premises earlier than shifting in phases to enterprise premises, together with roadside
retailers and stalls. The nation’s method isn’t just issuing fines and
compounds, as there can be merchants who nonetheless provide plastic baggage in 2025.
Nik Nazmi mentioned 4 states, specifically Selangor, Pulau Pinang, Johor
and Negri Sembilan, have been already forward by way of implementing the plastic bag
free marketing campaign.
He mentioned that
the marketing campaign is a part of the federal government’s long-term plan to deal with the problem
of single use plastic waste air pollution within the nation.
waste is a large drawback on this nation and in reality Malaysia is among the many 10
nations on the planet dealing with the issue of mismanagement of plastic waste, or
a extreme lack of administration.
Based mostly on the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report, the estimate on
using plastic meals containers in Malaysia alone reached 148,000 metric
tonnes in 2020./.