RECYCLING ISN’T ENOUGH to Tackle the World’s Worsening PLASTIC POLLUTION CRISIS

“Plastics are commonly tossed into mixed-recycling bins to be conveniently collected and — we incorrectly assume — remade anew. The reality is that we’re “wishcycling.” In fact, less than 10 per cent of plastics are recycled. Virgin plastics are cheaper to produce than recycled products, undermining the viability of the recycling sector. For example, in …

Sand mining benefits few but detrimental to most

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is shocked that a private company Ageson Bhd has entered into joint venture (JV) agreements with Bintang Dayang Sdn Bhd (BDSB) for river sand and Menteri Besar Kedah Incorporated (MBI Kedah) for silica sand to mine and export 50,000 tonnes of river sand monthly to China and Hong Kong …