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Thai officials discuss imposing a fee on plastic bags

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01-Oct-18 Thai officials believe charging for plastic shopping bags could help greatly to cut the amount of plastic used in the kingdom, which has been rated as one of the worst sources of plastic in the world's oceans. [image: AFP / Romeo Gacad]

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Malaysia to ban single-use plastic

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26-Sep-18 The Malaysian government has charted a zero-waste plan that aims to abolish single-use plastic by 2030. The plan will also offer suggestions for manufacturers on transitioning to alternatives such as reusable straws and other eco-friendly products. [image: WWF-Malaysia]

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GCC fertiliser exports grow amidst trade tensions

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16-Sep-18 Fertiliser exports from the Gulf Cooperation Council region reached 20 mn tonnes in 2017, growing by 5.3% year-on-year and at a 6% 10-year CAGR. India, Brazil and the United States were the top three export markets. [image: Projects MENA]

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PPG to build new paint, coatings center in China

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10-Sep-18 PPG has acquired land in Tianjin, China, where it plans to build a new, state-of-the-art paint and coatings R&D centre. The facility, which will be located in the Tianjin Economic and Technology Development Area, will be completed in 2021. [image: Body Shop Business]

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