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MBKS Taking Various Measures To Reduce Use Of Plastics, Promote Usage Of Biodegradable Materials

KUCHING: Kuching South City Council (MBKS) will play its role in encouraging the public to be more environment-friendly by reducing plastic usage, said mayor Datuk James Chan.

One of the approaches taken by the council, he added when met by reporters after chairing the 29th meeting of MBKS yesterday, was encouraging major supermarkets under its jurisdiction to take part in anti-plastic campaigns.

Besides that, he said MBKS will be handing out free recycle bags to the public this coming weekend to encourage people of Kuching to use biodegradable materials instead of plastic bags.

He lauded a federal minister for suggesting that plastic production in the country should be reduced to curb the use of plastics.

However, he noted that the city council will remain realistic and practical in implementing the initiative as he believes that it would be quite impossible to eliminate the use of plastic in all areas in the near term.

We must be realistic and in MBKS we would like to be practical, he said.

On a different matter, he urged motorists to report to MBKS through IPeople App or other channels if they know of roads under its jurisdiction that are in dire need of repair.

Now is also the rainy season, I don’t want to see our roads have potholes here and there, he said.

He also urged all parties to actively participate in keeping the city clean, saying the responsibility should not be left to the city council alone.

When it comes to cleanliness, people have to get involved as it cannot be just the responsibility of the councils like MBKS although we have our own sweepers, he said.


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