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Jakarta plans to limit use of plastic bags

  • Riska Rahman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 9 2018   /  02:45 am

Jakarta as the capital city has often set the benchmark for progressive policies that tackle various issues, but in terms of single-use plastic bags, it has been left behind by a neighboring city.The West Java city of Bogor issued in July Mayoral Decree No. 61/2018 on the reduction of plastic bag use, months before Jakarta drafted a gubernatorial decree to ban the use of single-use plastic bags and enforce the use of reusable shopping bags.Bogor was the fourth municipality in the country to prohibit modern markets from providing their customers with plastic bags, following in the footsteps of Banjarmasin in South Kalimantan, Balikpapan in East Kalimantan and Bandung in West Java. The policy in Bogor will officially be enforced in December after months of familiarizing residents with it.Jakarta Environment Agency head Isnawa Adji told The Jakarta Post on Thursday that the planned decree w...