Melaka state government closely monitors no plastic bag initiative.
The Melaka State Government is closely monitoring the 'no plastic bag' initiative which came into force in the state today and will conduct periodic monitoring on all premises to ensure its effective implementation.
State Education, Higher Education, Science, Technology, Green Technology, and Innovations Committee chairman Datuk Md Yunos Husin said the maximum fine of RM250 would be imposed on traders who failed to comply with the enforcement notice issued by the relevant authorities.
"For the past one year, the state government has been providing information on the initiative through various announcements made to traders.
"This initiative is not to burden the people but to improve their quality of life and help reduce pollution caused by the use of plastic, thus preserving the green environment that we have now," he told reporters here today.
Md Yunos who had earlier conducted a survey on the no plastic bag everyday implementation at a shopping centre in Peringgit, here said traders in the state were only allowed to use biodegradable bags.
"We also hope that the people who want to buy goods in supermarkets or any shops will also bring along their reusable bags to show their support for the government's effort," he said.