PETALING JAYA: The Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) has enforced the ban on polystyrene containers and giving of free plastic bags to customers at all the Ramadan bazaars in its areas of jurisdiction, to reduce usage.
Its acting president, Mohd Zulkarnain Che Ali said the move was aimed at increasing public awareness on the need to care for the environment and was in line with the “Go Green” concept introduced by the local authority.
“This no-plastic campaign at the MPSJ Ramadan bazaars is an annual programme since 2013 to encourage the public to bring along their own plastic containers to buy food at the bazaars,” he said after a visit to the Bandar Kinrara 5 Ramadan bazaar, near here, today.
He said the move to reduce the usage of plastic bags was being implemented at all the 21 MPSJ Ramadan bazaars, with 20 sen charged for each plastic bag requested by customers.
Mohd Zulkarnain said there were a total of 1,393 stalls operating at these bazaars. --BERNAMA