• MPMA-DOW-SCIENTEX SEES INCREASED WASTE MANAGEMENT AWARENESS IN MELAKA YOUTH

    MELAKA, 5 November 2019: The collaborative School Environmental Challenge, organized by The Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association (MPMA) with support from Dow Chemical Company and Scientex Berhad, increased the number of participating schools by more than five times since its launch in 2016, signifying a major shift in awareness on the issue of waste management amongst its participating youth.

  • BUDGET 2020: BUILD AN ADVANCED PLASTICS RECYCLING INDUSTRY TO TURN WASTE INTO WEALTH

    Malaysia needs the right policies and investment framework that will catalyse an advanced plastics recycling industry, to create a new engine of growth for employment and drive a dynamic export sector for Malaysia through turning waste into wealth. A clean, vibrant and healthy plastics recycling industry is needed to support more effective recycling of plastics from Malaysian households and prevent littering which pollutes our environment.

  • MPMA PROMOTES INDUSTRY 4.0 THROUGH FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND PLASTICS INDUSTRY CONFERENCE

    PUTRAJAYA, 19 SEPTEMBER 2019: Approximately 100 participants attended the Connect @ i4.0 Plastics Industry Conference 2019 at Zenith Putrajaya, today, an event that connects plastics-making entrepreneurs with technology experts on creating smart factories through digitalisation, advanced manufacturing, robotics, under Industry 4.0.

  • MALAYSIA NEEDS COMPREHENSIVE SOLUTIONS TO ADDRESS PLASTICS THROUGHOUT ITS LIFE-CYCLE

    MALAYSIA needs a circular economy approach to waste management where waste can be a resource and materials can have an extended lifecycle by being properly recycled.

  • G20 OSAKA BLUE OCEAN VISION IS A STEP FORWARD FOR THE ASIAN PLASTICS INDUSTRY IN THE FIGHT AGAINST MARINE LITTER

    The Asia Plastics Forum (APF) welcomes the G20’s call for the world to unite in the fight against marine litter under a common global vision of the Osaka Blue Ocean Vision, and recognising that the key lies in reducing plastic litter through improved waste management. Effective waste management closely supported by a strong recycling industry is the way forward towards implementing an effective and efficient Circular Economy model which recognizes the important role of plastics for society.

  • FOCUS ON SMUGGLERS AND ILLEGAL OPERATIONS, NOT LAW-ABIDING RECYCLERS

    IN calling for another blanket ban, the Consumer Association of Penang (CAP) is hurting law-abiding and licensed manufacturers and businesses in Malaysia instead of focussing on smugglers and illegal operators.

  • BLANKET BANS ARE NOT A SOLUTION TO STOP SMUGGLING

    HASTY calls by non-governmental organisations for a blanket ban on so-called “plastics waste” are unnecessary, ill-considered, and harm law-abiding manufacturers and businesses in Malaysia.

  • PRICEWORTH TO RESTART PLYWOOD MILL WITH LOG RETURN

    KOTA KINABALU, 14 MARCH 2019: PRICEWORTH International Bhd (Priceworth) expects to restart operations at its plywood mill in Sandakan soon,
    having secured the return of about 11,000 cubic metres of logs from the Sabah Forestry Department (SFD).