Ramadan stalls abstain from harming the environment
PETALING JAYA: Biodegradable food containers were distributed to the stallholders of the SS6/1 Kelana Jaya Ramadan Bazaar, recently.
At his recent walkabout, Mayor Datuk Mohamad Roslan Sakiman said that was to create awareness of the need to go green.
"The aim is to get the traders to reduce the use of plastic and polystyrene materials. The Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) is emphasising on minimal use of such materials. We will do it in stages," he said.
He found the stalls to be clean and the prices reasonable. Some had decorated their stalls in the themes of the country's states. Visitors could stop at "Negri Sembilan", "Sabah" or "Terengganu".
This year, the bazaar has 250 stalls compared with last year's 200. The best Ramadan bazaar stall award, an annual event since 2009, will be presented by the mayor at the MBPJ Hari Raya open house next month.
The selection is based on cleanliness, hospitality and attractiveness.