The Johor State Government has drafted its plan on banning the usage of plastic bags which will be implemented by 2018 and SWM Environment Sdn. Bhd has taken a step further in establishing a partnership with Larkin Sentral Property Berhad and Larkin Malay Traders Association to introduce biodegradable plastic bags usage at Larkin Sentral wet market.
A total of 500 business premises were involved during the introductory session which helped educate and raise awareness among consumers about the usage of environmental friendly bags that are made of 100% decomposable materials as an alternative to current normal plastic bags as well as to reduce environmental pollution and prolonging the lifespan of landfills.
“The approach of educating and creating awareness should be initiated as early as possible before the implementation next year. The collaboration is a good start for people including traders to practice the use of alternative plastic bags which are 100% biodegradable,” said Regional Manager of Johor SWM Environment, Mohd Zan Arris.
SWM Environment also took the opportunity to intensify an awareness campaign on separation of solid waste which had been implemented since 1st September 2015 by distributing posters and leaflets with information regarding methods of separation at source.