The Department of Environment, Park and Recreation, JASTRe, yesterday morning distributed posters and recycle bags to mark the addition of Thursday as no plastic bag day. The initiative aimed to raise members of the public awareness on the importance of reducing plastic bag usage and at the same time, keeping the earth and river free from pollution.

The delegation from JASTRe, led by its Acting Director, Dayang Martinah binti Haji Tamit with the Environmental Youth Envoy, distributed recycle bags to customers at several department stores in the district. The No-Plastic Bag Day campaign will be carried out in stages this year - to every day and on the weekend to grocery stores, food stalls and restaurants.

Similar initiative was carried out in the Tutong District. The initiative received a positive respond from the public, particularly in term of alternative methods that are more environmental friendly such as using recycle bags.

Source: Radio Television Brunei