The Indonesian Retail Merchants Association, or Aprindo, has decided to make plastic bags available for free again, effective last Friday, after only applying it for less than a year. The government’s call to reduce waste implemented with a ministry circular requiring retailers to charge Rp 200 per plastic bag, during a trial period. However, no regulation has been issued and Aprindo claims the absence of one has given various parties, especially in the regions, the chance to intervene and complain to retailers over the fee, The Jakarta Post reports.
We think that this is a step back to the efforts of reducing plastic waste, and hope that Jakarta people are still inclined to bring their own bag when grocery shopping. Let us know what you think about this in the comments!
The heavy rain that showered Jakarta Yesterday afternoon has caused massive flooding in South Jakarta including Kemang, Mampang, Blok M, and TB Simatupang area, causing major traffic to its immediate areas.
Last week, a video went viral showing a huge LED billboard at a major intersection in Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, displaying a Japanese pornographic film for about 5 minutes, until the screen was shut down manually. The Jakarta Police has apprehended the alleged hacker; an IT specialist who claimed that he did it for fun, and who is now still under investigation.
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