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Bandung latest administration to rein in plastic use

  • Arya Dipa

    The Jakarta Post

Bandung   /   Tue, October 15 2019   /  12:50 am

Bandung has become the latest administration to introduce a regulation to control plastic use, targeting to significantly reduce plastic use in the next five years as the West Java provincial administration plans to build an incinerator to cope with the waste management issue.Bandung Mayor Oded M. Danial recently signed Mayoral Regulation No. 37/2019 on reducing plastic consumption, which also affects business players.For example, Article 7 states that individuals who engage in business activities are no longer allowed to provide plastic bags to their customers for free. Plastic providers are also required to gradually decrease the amount of nonbiodegradable plastic bags they produce over the next five years.“We hope retailers can lead the movement by implementing this policy because they are doing better financially compared to small vendors. The point is everyone should realize the i...