Malaysia’s Perak and Johor to ban plastic bags, PS containers
The government reported that initially they will ban the use of plastics and PS containers on every Friday while this will be extended from daily basis to weekly basis with the implementation of the fourth stage, which is planned to begin in June 2017. Instead of plastic bags and PS containers, consumers are encouraged to use biodegradable containers or their own food containers.
The Johor government, meanwhile, is planning to implement the ban by the end of this year. For now, consumers in the state are encouraged to shift to use their own tiffin carriers or food containers for takeaways.
Meanwhile, two other Malaysian states, Penang and Malacca, have also banned the use of PS containers.
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