Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) is ramping up efforts to encourage traders and the public to be more eco-conscious.
For its Consumerism Campaign and Licensing Open Day 2019, the city council liaised with the Selangor consumer affairs committee to raise awareness on the importance of reducing the use of non-biodegradable products.
The event, which was participated by factory operators, business owners, hawkers associations and others, was also aimed at getting traders to stock eco-friendly containers and collect used cooking oil.Various activities were held during the event, including a talk on the importance of environmental preservation by the Society of Waste Management and Environment deputy president Dr Subramaniam Karuppannan.
There was also a booth for the public to renew their licences and get information about licensing matters.
A prize-giving ceremony was held to award winners of the cleanest restaurant and plastic-free poster campaign.
Exhibitors including the Companies Commission of Malaysia, Save Environment Save Ourselves (SESO) Malaysia and SIRIM Bhd took part.
The event was opened by Selangor environment, green technology, science and consumer affairs committee chairman Hee Loy Sian.
Also present were Shah Alam mayor Datuk Haris Kasim, MBSA councillors and department directors. — By SQISTYNA IZZAATIE ZAMARI
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