Higher cost of environs-friendly containers cause for concern

A worker arranging polystyrene and biodegradable plastic food containers at a store in Taman Johor Jaya, Johor Baru.

JOHOR BARU: Many food operators are still hesitant about making the switch from polystyrene containers to environmentally-friendly food packaging due to the higher cost involved.

Federation of Hawkers and Petty Traders Association Malaysia president Yow Boon Choon said the difference in cost was about 1:3 in ratio and some of them were not keen to pay more for the environmentally-friendly food packaging such as biodegradable plastic containers.

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