People of Selangor, you might have to cut down on your usage of polystyrene containers and plastic bags soon.

Selangor currently has the “No Plastic Bag Day” campaign in place, which bans businesses from giving out plastic bags to customers on Saturday, but starting from January next year, the usage of all sorts of polystyrene and plastics will not be allowed throughout the week.

Source: bfnn
Source: bfnn

To those who forget to bring their recycling bags, a charge of 20 cents will be charged per plastic bag. However, polystyrene containers will be banned, no matter the circumstances.

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To get things started, Green Technology and Environment committee chairman Elizabeth Wong said that “all official events and buildings” of Selangor’s state government would stop the usage of plastic bags and polystyrene by next month. She also added that most peddlers and traders reacted positively to the current campaign, and those who do not want to obey the law will not be able to apply or renew their trading license.

The new ban would be enforced through each local council, with the local councils of Shah Alam, Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya, and Sepang already passing the by-laws.

Source: warringah
Source: warringah

Penang was the first to get the ball rolling by introducing the no-plastic ban, followed by Malacca, Johor, and Shah Alam.

Source: The Star.

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