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Plastic, Plastic Everywhere!

Mageswari Sangaralingam, Senior Research Officer, Consumers' Association of Penang and Freelance Researcher, Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM)

14-Dec-20 15:00

Plastic, Plastic Everywhere!

Many developed countries exported their recyclable plastic in large amounts to other countries to process, Malaysia being one of them. Though we have since banned the import of plastic scrap, the official definition of plastic scraps remains vague, and the ban also did not halt unregulated or poorly regulated burning and dumping activities of plastic. It's no secret that the global plastic recycling market is in need of a major overhaul. What are the long-term effects of a broken recycling system, and what would an overhaul of this system look like? We discuss this and more with Mageswari Sangaralingam, a Senior Research Officer at the Consumers' Association of Penang, and a Freelance Researcher at Sahabat Alam Malaysia.

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Produced by: Juliet Jacobs

Presented by: Juliet Jacobs


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Tags:  The Bigger PictureEarth MattersPlastic PollutionPlastic RecyclingThe Recycling MythWaste ManagementConsumers' Association of PenangSahabat Alam MalaysiaPlastic Waste ImportsEnergy, EnvironmentOther personality interviewsEnvironment/Sustainability

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