Perak Soon To Ban Plastic Bags Usage Throughout The State For Seven Days A Week!! - The Coverage
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Perak Soon To Ban Plastic Bags Usage Throughout The State For Seven Days A Week!!

Our nightmare is coming to life, Perak government will start the ban on the usage of plastic bags throughout the state especially in supermarkets, hypermarkets and sundry stores in less than two months time.

The current once-a-week plastic bag ban on Saturdays will be extended to seven days a week starting June this year. The ban was part of the state government’s commitment towards eliminating polystyrene and plastic waste.

There were mixed reactions from the public when the news was announced. As The Star reported, most shoppers that were interviewed by MetroPerak were either unprepared for the total bad or not looking forward to the inconvenience of bringing their own shopping bags.

Housewife Low Mee Foong, 53, said that it would be troublesome for her not being able to use plastic bags as she does grocery shopping with her family once a week with a trolley chock-full of groceries worth RM80 and over RM100.

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Low, however, said that she preferred if the ban was implemented once a week or a few days a week instead of every day as this would inconvenience others as well, and the plastic bags were very useful as she reuses them in her dustbins, it saves her money from buying garbage bags.


Source: The Star

A human resource executive, Kat, in her 50s, said the ban was ridiculous because there are people who buy a lot of things including wet items like chicken and fish. Kat normally goes shopping on Sundays, a day after the No Plastic Bag Day which was why she never cultivated the habit of bringing her own recyclable bags.

Yotom Andinga, 36, is also a housewife said she thinks that the ban was a good idea as it was more environmental-friendly but needed time to get used to the total ban.


Source: The Star

Retiree Norsiah Hamzah, 65, said it would be difficult for her if she forgets to bring her own recyclable bags after the ban was implemented. As of right now, we can still buy plastic bags at 20 cents each but if they decided to take that away in the future then it would be hard.

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Source: The Star

A restaurant owner, Shermaine, in her 30s, said she has to make it a point to bring recyclable bags for her shopping trips next time. Devi, in her 50s, said she was fine with the ban being extended to seven days a week because she wants her children and grandchildren to grow up in a place where the environment is taken good care of.

So Perakians, it is time to invest in a woven bag or recyclable bags for your grocery shopping!!

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