26th June, 2009
KUALA LUMPUR: The Housing and Local Government Ministry will introduce a new regulation on the separation of plastic from other solid wastes, the Dewan Rakyat was told.
Its deputy minister, Datuk Seri Lajim Ukin said the regulation was in line with the ministry’s move to reduce the use of plastic and to prevent it from ending up at solid waste disposal sites.
“A regulation on the separation of solid wastes like plastic, which could be recycled, will be introduced,” he said when replying to a question from Teresa Kok Suh Sim (DAP-Seputeh).
Kok wanted to know whether the government would ban or reduce the use of plastic as practiced in certain countries.
Lajim said the government would only ban the use of plastic if such action would not jeopardise the plastic industry.
* This is a really good regulation and supposed to be implement long time ago. We use so many plastics everyday and i admit that i am one of those.