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Jakartans hail single-use plastic bag ban

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, January 9 2020   /  12:26 am
Ban the bag: A trader hands fish inside a plastic bag to a buyer at Senen Market in Central Jakarta on Wednesday. Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has issued a gubernatorial regulation to prohibit the use of single-use plastic bags in the city starting in June. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

Ban the bag: A trader hands fish inside a plastic bag to a buyer at Senen Market in Central Jakarta on Wednesday. Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has issued a gubernatorial regulation to prohibit the use of single-use plastic bags in the city starting in June. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)Jakarta has finally hopped onto the bandwagon of regions restricting single-use plastic bags by issuing a long-anticipated regulation on the matter.Gubernatorial Regulation No. 142/2019 on eco-friendly bag usage was signed by Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan on Dec. 27 and is to take effect in June, six months after it was enacted on Dec. 31.The regulation, a copy of which was obtained by The Jakarta Post, imposes a ban on single-use plastic bags in modern department stores and supermarkets, as well as traditional markets, and requires eco-friendly bags be available in stores and markets.Failure to d...