Plastic ban in Denpasar supermarkets could also be also applied to Bali hotels and restaurants.
Friday, 04 January 2019 11:14
According to Plastik Detox Bali , to realize full awareness in limiting the use of PSP so that it becomes a living habit, it needs a period of adaptation or adjustment for the community and business actors.
Not to mention, the government as a regulator also needs to complete the tools to enforce these rules.
The habituation process cannot take place in an instant, it can even take years.
"We at Plastik Detox Bali , the campaign for ideas to support the PSP reduction process has only been started since 2012. We started from small businesses around Sanur, Denpasar . "Plastic Detox invites them to reduce the use of three types of disposable plastics namely plastic bags, styrofoam and plastic straws ," said Luh De Dwi Jayanthi, Detox Bali Plastic Coordinator ,
"Three types of plastic are considered the most likely to be reduced. However, reality is not that easy to make it happen. Various problems were encountered, although there were also solutions to the idea, "Dwi Jayanthi added.
Plastic Detox Bali
even provides incentives in the form of training for staff of business people, design services, promotions and consultations for free to every business actor who joins a program to reduce PSP usage.
retail stores generally replaced the use of plastic bags with eco-friendly shopping bags that could be used many times.
At the Tiara Dewata supermarket in Denpasar , there are 3 types of eco-friendly bags offered to consumers. Small bags are sold at Rp. 10,890 per piece, medium size bags are Rp. 14,980, and large sizes are Rp. 17,180.
The Ramayana shopping center branch in Denpasar , also prepares environmentally friendly bags for its customers.
There are 3 types of eco-friendly bags offered to consumers. Small bag Rp. 1,500, medium bag Rp. 2,000, big bag Rp. 2,500.
In Karya Sari Swalayan in Denpasar , the bag is environmentally friendly for consumers are also prepared.
However, the new bags are only available in the size bags sold at a price of Rp. 3,000.
According to the shop owner, Anie Handris (41), in the near future small eco - friendly bags will be available at a price of IDR 1500 and a large size of IDR 8 thousand
"We educate consumers about officers. No more boxes are provided, because if you use cardboard, here you will definitely not bring it anymore. That's why bags are provided," he explained.
n addition to eco-friendly shopping bags, there is also a supermarket that provides cardboard for its customer shopping containers. For example, this happened at Ayu Nadi Swalayan Jalan Tukad Batanghari, Denpasar , Thursday (1/3).
According to AA Ngurah Agung Agra Putra (33), operational manager of Ayu Nadi Group, many consumers in their place still choose cardboard instead of disposable plastic bags .
"Previously, we also distributed shopping bags for free to our customers several times. Hopefully, they will use the shopping bags next time they shop again," Agra Putra said.
"But now our customers prefer to use cardboard instead of buying shopping bags. Maybe, that's because they don't want to buy (pay) bags or it could be because the types and models of shopping bags in us are still limited. the model, "he added.
"Right now we actually sell bags or shopping bags. But not all customers want to buy these shopping bags or bags, so we provide another alternative, cardboard for free," explained Agra Putra via a short message
So the SOP of our service at the cashier is to ask the customer first whether to bring their own shopping bag or not. If not, we suggest buying a shopping bag that is available at our place or wrapped in cardboard," said Agra Putra.
Shopping bags that have been provided at Ayu Nadi Supermarket have two types of sizes, namely medium and large, with prices starting below Rp.10 thousand to above Rp.10 thousand per piece.
"We hope that people will be wiser in using plastic as well as participating in protecting the environment. Well, to protect the environment must be a joint commitment. The government, employers and communities must work together to protect the environment," Agra Putra said