THE STAR: GROUPS WANT MEASURES TAKEN AGAINST SINGLE-USE PLASTIC USAGE

PETALING JAYA: Conservation groups are hoping that the results of the survey by the YouGov Omnibus on the use of straws and plastic bags among Malaysians will prompt more proactive measures to counter the problem. Many are calling for fines, more recycling programmes and even a review on the sale of single-use plastic bags. Ecotourism and Conservation Society Malaysia co-founder and CEO Andrew Sebastian said Malaysians were still not environmentally conscious – even in this modern age. “The results of the survey are not shocking at this point of time. “I hope that the results will prompt local authorities, state governments, agencies and even the federal government to take more proactive ste

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