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Day: May 17, 2023

New UNEP Report Sparks Controversy Ahead of Global Plastics Treaty Negotiations

Civil society organizations, academics, and frontline groups are expressing their concern over UNEP's newly released Spotlight report promoting burning plastic waste in cement kilns as a key strategy in the design and implementation of the Global Plastics Treaty. “Burning plastic waste in cement kilns is a ‘get out of jail free card’ for the plastic industry to keep ramping up plastic...
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NGOs respond to Gamuda

We refer to the media statement by Gamuda issued on 16 May, 2023. Gamuda’s defence of its Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project is self-serving and unsustainable. It has a vested interest in the mega reclamation project, expecting to make millions, perhaps billions, of profit. Therefore, its claims of the project benefitting the public must be taken with a pinch of salt. The Penang state...
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Malaysia is Moving in the Right Direction The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) welcomes Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s announcement on 15 May 2023 that households that guzzle electricity will no longer be enjoying subsidies. According to a media report in August 2022, the government was expected to spend RM6.51 billion in electricity tariff subsidies for that year. Under...
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