The 20 sen story

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Ecowatch -

CUR­RENTLY, many re­tail­ers use the 20 sen col­lected from sales of plas­tic bags to­wards green causes.

For lead­ing re­tailer AEON, the money col­lected goes to the AEON Green Fund which supports the com­pany’s en­vi­ron­men­tal and cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity ac­tiv­i­ties.

Projects un­der the Green Fund in­clude:

– Re­for­esta­tion and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of an orang­utan sanc­tu­ary at North Ulu Segama, La­had Datu, Sabah, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with WWF-Malaysia and Sabah Forestry De­part­ment

– Con­ser­va­tion work at Bi­dong Is­land, and a beach clean-up at Pan­tai Batu Burok (both in Tereng­ganu)

– Tree planting ac­tiv­i­ties at Bi­dor, Perak, and

– Spe­cial re­us­able shop­ping bags in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Ja­pan In­ter­na­tional Co­op­er­a­tion Agency (JICA).

It was also re­ported that re­tailer 99 Speed­mart had con­tributed RM1mil to the Shah Alam City Coun­cil and Klang Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil to clean up the Klang River.

The Gi­ant chain of hy­per­mar­kets and su­per­mar­kets also uses the money col­lected from dispensing plas­tic bags for its “Sen­tuhan Hi­jau” (Green Touch) en­vi­ron­men­tal cam­paign.

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