Selangor is mulling to add an additional day to its “No Plastic Bag” campaign following high approval rates from the people, State Tourism, Consumerism and Environment Committee chairman Elizabeth Wong said.
Wong said a survey done by Merdeka Centre in June showed that 83.6% of Selangor residents support the initiative to impose a 20sen charge for a plastic bag every Saturday.
“The federal government will kickstart its nationwide no plastic bag campaign starting January 1, 2011. Selangor government will too add an extra day for our campaign,” she said during her winding up session at the state assembly yesterday.
Dr Shafie Abu Bakar (PAS-Bangi) later interrupted by suggesting the state to close down all of its plastic manufacturing factories.
Wong responded by saying the suggestion is too “radical” as the state does not plan to ban plastic bags.
She added that issues pertaining to aborigines’ education, health and living standard would be easily tackled once they get their lands.