Malaysia: Bring your own containers to Ramadan bazaars

The Star 8 Jun 18;

KUALA LUMPUR: Make a difference this Hari Raya by bringing your own containers to Ramadan ba­­zaars, environmental activists EcoKnights urged.

The movement organised a Beg2Bekas campaign at the Rama­dan bazaar in Jalan Raja Uda, Kampung Baru.

The campaign encourages consumers to bring their own reusable shopping bags and food containers when buying buka puasa food.

EcoKnights programme officer Emirul Redzuan Mohd Khali said this year’s campaign saw the distribution of 1,000 reusable bags along with a food container distributed at the Ramadan bazaar.

This year’s campaign will be spread over 16 days until June 10.

“Last year’s campaign was held for only a day at the Ramadan bazaar in Taman Segar, Cheras, with some 150 bags with food containers distributed,” he told Bernama.

Emirul Redzuan also referred to the River Of Life, a project initiated by the Irrigation and Drainage Department and the Federal Territories Ministry.

“We explain to bazaar visitors the impact of their plastic usage and we draw the connection with river conservation so that they no longer view rivers as a rubbish dumping ground,” he said.