Ibnu Sina was speaking at the opening of the district and municipal governments' strategic workshop in the reduction of plastic bags waste at the 2018 National Garbage Concern Day in Banjarmasin on Monday.
According to him, the Government of Banjarmasin City has the regulation of Mayor Decree No. 18/2016 about the ban on the use of plastic bags in modern stores.
"The regulation is adhered to well by modern store management for approximately two years, we are also very firmly watching them," said Ibnu Sina.
While the owners of modern stores also feel benefited, because previously the cost of procurement of plastic bags can reach hundreds of millions per year.
Regulations that have been valid for two years, he added, also realized by the people of the City, so they have to bring their own shopping bags if they go to the modern store.
The regulation, Ibnu said, will gradually also be applied in traditional markets, so the use of plastic bags that can pollute the river can be significantly reduced.