CUSTOMERS of Ramadan bazaars under Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) will receive cash vouchers worth RM10 if they bring their own food containers and bags to pack their purchases.
Those spotted with food containers and bags will be given the voucher on the spot and they must use it at the bazaar.
MBPJ wants the public and traders to be conscious of the environment and the waste they produce, especially when it comes to packing food and drinks.
Petaling Jaya mayor Datuk Mohd Sayuthi Bakar said the incentive was to further encourage the habit of going green.
“This is part of our efforts to increase awareness and protect the environment.
“We hope the public will ultimately reduce dependency on plastics and minimise waste.
“We want them to adopt a greener lifestyle, one which encourages them to use their own containers to store the food that they buy, ” said Mohd Sayuthi.
Bazaar traders are also urged to use environment-friendly food packaging.
There will be 21 Ramadan bazaars in the city with about 900 trading lots this year.
MBPJ’s Ramadan bazaar theme is “Eco and Cashless Petaling Jaya Ramadan Bazaar 2021”.
The mayor said the theme was a continuation of Selangor’s “no plastic bag and polystyrene” campaign since 2017 and the Selangor Smart City Digitisation agenda.
The city council also supports cashless transactions, with 191 Ramadan bazaar traders accepting e-payment through Maybank, Grab, Touch ‘n Go, Boost and Dego.