To reduce plastic waste, Ipohites are encouraged to bring food containers from home when visiting Ramadan bazaars.
The practice aids the Ipoh City Council (MBI) in instilling the culture of recycling into the community.
“Members of the public are encouraged to bring food containers like tiffin carriers or recyclable bags when buying food to break fast.
“Our vision is to make the 3R campaign a success besides reducing the use of plastic bags and waste,” stated Mayor, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin during the MBI full board meeting at the MBI meeting hall recently.
This year, a total of 25 locations of Ramadan bazaars are allocated, involving 1,250 business lots.
To date, a total of 17 locations have completed the voting process for traders.
According to Rumaizi, just like previous years, the organisation of Ramadan bazaars has been handed over fully to the organiser appointed by MBI based on set criteria.
“Beginning April 1, many activities and rules will be eased, however we still monitor the compliance with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the National Security Council (MKN).
“Holders of temporary trader permits are also encouraged to trade at any Ramadan bazaar that still has empty lots by contacting the organiser.”
MBI also cooperated with several private companies such as foodpanda which has introduced ‘Pink Ramadan’ for the Stadium Ramadan Bazaar and Maybank Berhad for cashless payment.
This is among the digitised approaches at most of the bazaar sites in line with the Ipoh Smart City Action Plan 2030.