Last month Philippines ordered Canada to take back 69 shipping containers filled with Canadian trash. And now Malaysia has announced that it will be shipping out 450 metric tonnes of plastic trash to its countries of origins.
A reverse vending machine manufacturer in Malaysia creates one-of-a-kind take-back machines that reward consumers with gold bullion. The machines accept both plastic bottles and aluminium cans.
“Southeast Asia’s largest green city” will also be a car-free zone. The first phase of Forest City, a mixed-use, sustainable development spanning 13.86 sq km in Iskandar Malaysia, was recently unveiled for public viewing to whet the appetite of regional investors.