Malaysian Ministry Intends to Promote Recycled Products

The Malaysian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) intends to promote locally-made recycled or green products for the local market. As reported, not many locals appreciate recycled materials produced by local companies.  

“People often talk about pollution  and plastic waste impact, but when we mention recycled products, they do not really value them and will eventually turn to cheap, instead of quality products,” Minister Datuk Seri Madius Tangau was quoted by the Malaysian National News Agency.

“Because of that, it‘s high time we assist these producers … The ministry is looking into ways to promote these products (recycled) in the domestic market by making the public aware these are quality products.” This he told at a press conference after visiting the Heng Hiap Industries Sdn Bhd, a Malaysian plastics recycling company. The company exports about 1,500 tons plastic resins every month, especially to European countries. According to the information on the homepage, Heng Hiap Industries Sdn Bhd is developing recycling technologies. One recycling process includes transforming plastic scrap into “Smart Plastics” which can be used in highly specialized niche applications.