Selangor Journal

MBPJ’s #bebasbegplastik campaign for Ramadan Bazaars successful

BY NORHAYATI UMOR
SHAH ALAM, JUNE 23: The use of polystyrene in Petaling Jaya City Council’s (MBPJ) Ramadan Bazaar has successful reached zero percentage.
Its Yang Dipertua, Dato’ Mohd Azizi Mohd Zain said, the indicator is based on survey on buyers who brought their own bags and food containers.
In fact, the bags or containers used when shopping at the bazaars are consistent with the #bebasbegplastik campaign which is actively being run by the State Government.
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“Through random survey in Ramadan Bazaars in 2016, at 11 locations, the percentage of traders using polystyrene in 2016 is 2.31 percent.
“The comparison is done based on survey between 2016 and 2017, also in the same 11 locations with 281 traders involved like the previous year,” he said in a monthly meeting recently.
Following that, the survey result showed that the campaign is well accepted by every Petaling Jaya residents.
Earlier, MBPJ implemented the Bazar Ramadan Mampan emphasizing the use of biodegradable food containers and packaging.
Meanwhile, for free plastic campaign, MBPJ has created an awareness programme to reduce the usage of plastic bags.
This year, MBPJ is also implementing a campaign to use gloves where among the characteristics of a hygienic food handler is the habit to take care of health.
The usage of clean gloves when touching food can help to reduce food contamination.
Therefore, MBPJ recommends the use of one pair of gloves for one purpose only.
Besides that, traders are encouraged to use gloves made from biodegradable materials.

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