Zero Plastic Bag Day on Mondays in Penang from July 1

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  • Saturday, 08 Jun 2019

Shoppers paying 20sen for the plastic bag while shopping at the Gama Supermarket and Departmental Store in George Town. StarPicby:LIM BENG TATT/The Star/ 07 June 2019.

GEORGE TOWN: After imposing a statewide ban on plastic bags 10 years ago, the state government has decided to take the initiative one step further – no plastic bags for shoppers even if they are willing to pay 20 sen starting July 1.

State Environment Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh said for a start, the move would only take place every Monday where operators of fixed premises – hypermarkets, pharmacies, and convenience and department stores – are encouraged to stop giving out plastic bags to shoppers.

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