Thursday, November 26, 2009

Sabah tourism centres to ban plastic bags

KOTA KINABALU: All tourism centres under Sabah government agencies will be barred from using plastic bags in an effort to conserve the environment.

State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said the ruling was expected to be enforced by early next year.

“We have already sent a directive to all tourism centres under the ministry to switch to recycled bags, which are environmentally friendly,” he said after opening a seminar on the Environment and Plastic Bags.

“We are also asking hotels as well as private tourist companies to stop the use of plastic bags,” he said.

Masidi said some tourism outlets were already banning plastic bags.

He said one example was Lok Kawi Zoo where the ban had been practised.

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