Confiscated plastic banners and streamers now a recycle products in Miri City
Last Update: 07/11/2018
MIRI, Nov 7 (Bernama) – Confiscated plastic banners and streamers in Miri City will no longer be an enviromental threat as it is now being turned to reuseable ecobags under a smart partnership concept.
Miri City Mayor Adam Yii Siew Sang said in line with the Community Development Programme as well as the Green City Environment concept, the Miri City Council (MCC) together with GiatMara Miri, as well as advertising and printing companies have come up with the noble idea of turning thrash from plastic banners and streamers to valuable recycled items.
“We have the smart partnership between MCC which provides the unwanted or confiscated banners and streamers and GIATMARA Miri which provides the workmanship to sew and turn them into usable Ecobags,”he said at the launching of Upcyled Banners@Streamer Ecobags 2018 at a local shopping mall here today.
Yii said for a start 100 ecobags had been produced and the revenue generated would be used by Miri GiatMara training institution to finance their activities.
“I support this innovative idea as instead of letting this plastic banners and streamers become a burden at the Sanitary Landfill which would take a long period to decay, we now turn them into useful bags for shopping and storage purposes moreover these bags are water- proof as well,”he said.
He hoped that in line with “No Plastic Bags on Every Sunday and the Banning of Styrofoam Usage For Food Packing” campaign that was launched here on Dec 15 2017, efforts to reduce plastic bags and reject styrofoam will be intensified as those products had a long term effect on the environment.