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"Sunday Is No Plastic Bag Day" Campaign
Since 6 September 2009, the Miri City Council announced that Sunday Is "No Plastic Bag Day".
The Objectives of Campaign is to to create awareness among the public on the dangers of expansive use of plastic, reduce or minimize the plastic usage starting from shopping complexes by using recyclable shopping bags and encourage public from various levels to participate in environmental awareness programme.
Shoppers are reminded to “bring their own shopping bags" because participating Hypermarket and Supermarket / Departmental Stores will not be issuing plastic bag for free on Sunday. However, should the shoppers still require a plastic bag, they can purchase one for RM0.20 and all these charges collected will be donated to charitable organizations or NGOs by the individual outlets. As an alternative, some Hypermarket / Supermarket will also be selling “Ecobags" at a discount price provided the “Ecobags" was filled with purchased items on Sunday.
UPDATE: As of 2010, it has been announced that this campaign will also fall on Fridays and Saturdays of the week.
UPDATE 2: It has also recently been announced that starting May 2010, this campaign will start with no plastic bags for every day of the week.
It was indeed a welcoming move by the participating outlets, and to date, the following stores / Supermarkets have agreed and confirmed participation.
* Boulevard Hypermarket & Departmental Store
* Giant Supermarket
* E-mart Supermarket
* Servay Supermarket
* Sin Liang Supermarket
* Nam Leong Departmental Store
* Pasar Edar Ekonomi
* Super Save Departmental Store
* Ng Sian Hap Trading
* G.K Supermarket