A Supermarket in Sibu has abandoned its pledge not to supply plastic shopping bags on Monday .

07Apr10

It was announced by The Deputy Chairman of the Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) Daniel Ngieng Kwong Ann in Oct 2009 that 12 Supermarkets in Sibu have agreed to declare every Monday beginging Nov 16 2009 as a plastic bag free day for shoppers.

On every Monday the Supermarkets will not provide free plastic bags to shoppers but those who insist on getting one will have to pay 20 sen.

By April 2010, more than 50 local Supermarkets are now taking part in the programme. But it is sad to say that a founding Supermarket has since gone back on their words and have begun supplying free plastic bags on Monday. I wonder who it could be. ?

If this worthy programme is to be successful it must be supported by all.  By going back on their words, the recalcitrant supermarket is encouraging others to abandon the project.

This should not be allowed to happen. It is time for the consumers to react and boycott this supermarket.

In Oct 2009 , when announcing the programme  the SMC Deputy Chairman  Daniel Ngieng  said the supermarkets were doing their bits for the council’s “Say No To Plastic Bags” programme as part of its “Green the Environment and Save Our Earth” campaign.

Ngieng said the amount of plastic bags and plastic-related waste thrown at its solid waste dump site at Kemuyang were increasing at a very alarming rate.



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