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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Total ban on polystyrene in Selangor from Jan 1


BUSINESSMEN in Selangor will face a RM1,000 fine if they use polystyrene packages come January 2017.
The fine comes following the new policy set by the state government that bans the use of polystyrene and promotes reduced plastic bag usage next year. The ban will take effect on Jan 1.
Selangor State Tourism, Environment, Green Technology and Consumer Affairs Committee chairman Elizabeth Wong said the fine was the standard amount for any breach of licence condition.
She said several additional conditions had been added to the by-laws to incorporate the new ruling.
“The maximum fine is RM1,000 and shoppers will be charged a minimum of 20sen for single-use plastic bags. ....READ MORE ......

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