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Malaysia to ban single-use plastic by 2030

Malaysia to eliminate single-use plastics by 2030

Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia also wants to completely abolish single-use plastics in the country by 2030 and achieve this goal step by step, including with a fee for plastic bags. This was confirmed by Malaysian Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin at a press conference on September 24.

In addition to a plastic bag charge, the country will also introduce the rule that straws will initially only be given out at the customer's request and not with every drink in restaurants and bars. The aim of the ministry is not to drive out plastic manufacturers, but to slowly prepare the industry to produce environmentally friendly alternatives. Companies can count on the support of the state in this process. The environment minister would also like to support waste disposal - the Malaysian islands are to receive special help in order to protect the popular diving spots and the wildlife off the coast. Plastic waste in the environment preserve.

Malaysia is one of the countries in the world that produces the most plastic waste in relation to its population. The country is the fourth largest exporter of plastics in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

The targeted ban on single-use plastic by 2030 is an important step for Malaysia and should also encourage other countries to adopt more environmentally friendly alternatives.

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