Remember, Starting Today Disposable Plastic Bags Are Forbidden to Use in Jakarta
The ban on the use of disposable plastic bags is contained in Governor Regulation Number 142 of 2019 concerning Obligations to Use Environmentally Friendly Shopping Bags at Shopping Centers, Supermarkets, and People's Markets.
"The DKI Jakarta Provincial Government has banned the use of disposable plastic shopping bags in these places," said Head of the Jakarta Environment Agency Andono Warih in a written statement, Wednesday (1/7/2020).
According to Andono, during the PSBB period in Jakarta there was an increase in online shopping activities using plastic bags . Therefore, traders or managers of shopping centers, convenience stores, and public markets are encouraged to use environmentally friendly shopping bags.
"Like a reusable shopping bag that can be made from any kind of material, such as dried leaves, paper, fabric, polyester and its derivatives or recycled material," he said.
Previously, Andono Warih said that the manager of shopping centers, supermarkets and public markets would be subject to sanctions if they provided disposable plastic bags.
This is based on Pergub Number 142 of 2019 concerning Obligations to Use Environmentally Friendly Shopping Bags at Shopping Centers, Supermarkets, and People's Markets.
"The form is administrative, the sanctions are stratified from written warnings, forced money, then until it is not heeded there is a suspension of permits to revocation of permits," said Andono.
In Article 23 for witnesses the written warning will be given in stages for 14x24 hours and if not heeded the second warning will be given 7x24 hours. However, if ignored, a third written warning will be given 3x24 hours.