INSIGHT – Plastic Waste


Insight and analysis on the trend of plastic waste based on media intelligence methodology.


Last year, the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change unveiled a roadmap to reduce the usage of single-use plastic in Malaysia to zero by the year 2030.


Although the total plastic straw ban would be effective on January 1, 2020, Selangor government had ban the usage of plastic straw at food and beverage outlets in its state since July this year.


Unfortunately, Malaysia was the largest plastic waste importer in the world. From January to November 2018, it was recorded that Malaysia had imported over 910,000 tons of plastic waste.