Sunday, March 10, 2019

20 Sen Pollution Charge

Another of the PH government’s environmental initiative is to introduce a pollution charge of 20 sen which will be implemented in the Federal Territories, effective March 15, 2019. 

The Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abd Samad (left) said today, its implementation would be in line with the government’s objective to address pollution of plastic waste through a Roadmap Towards Zero Single-Use Plastics 2018-2030, helmed by the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change. 

According to him, MESTECC also allow all state governments, as well as Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan to impose pollution charge of 20 sen for each plastic bag used by consumers during shopping. 

He also explained that the charge is only imposed for biodegradable plastic bag – and enforcement action continues against those who still use conventional plastic bags. 

Hmmm, I'm not sure if 20 sen can make a difference?!?! Make it one ringgit lah!

On Saturday, Celtic missed the chance to stretch their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership as they were held to a goalless draw at home by Aberdeen. The draw means Celtic are eight points clear of second-placed Rangers and 16 ahead of Aberdeen in third. 

And today, Liverpool maintained the pressure on EPL leaders Manchester City by coming from behind to beat Burnley 4-2 in tricky conditions at Anfield. 

The Clarets went ahead early on in bizarre circumstances, as Ashley Westwood's corner evaded everyone in the area and went straight in. 

The Reds responded well, with Roberto Firmino (19) and then Sadio Mane (29) capitalizing on defensive errors from the visitors to give the Reds a 2-1 lead. 

In the sixty-seventh minute, Liverpool extended their advantage further, with Firmino on hand to prod home from close range after more sloppy play from Burnley. 

A late goal from the Clarets' Johann Berg Gudmundsson threatened to make it a nervy finish, though Mane was on hand again late on to finish off the game.

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