How Malaysia is forging a green future with an eco-label

The electric mopeds whirring around the streets of Malaysia are just one example of the country's efforts to go green. Right now, the vehicles aren't available for private purchase and are being use in fleets insteads, including by authorities and fast food chains. The mopeds have been given a green stamp of approval but any products that want to get the same eco label first have to prove their environmental credentials. Malaysia wants to protect the environment and resources, while at the same time future proofing its economy, with the new label. It's a long road, but it has to be taken, says the government. The state is currently the eco label's biggest advocate.

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