Malaysia is facing fake and substandard biodegradable plastic bags. Federal Territories Ministry enforcement officers were trained and will use their sense of smell and touch to distinguish real from fake biodegradable bags.
The Ministry’s enforcement team will focus on hypermarkets and will issue a compound if they suspect the biodegradable plastic bags to be fake.
Federal Territories Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Adnan Mohd Ikhsan adds, that “the 100% biodegradable plastic bags have a silky feel and sweet smell. If the business owner does not agree, they can bring the matter to court.“