Ban Polystyrene Food Containers!

Quite interesting, University Science Malaysia at Penang, have taken their first step to help the environment by banning the Polystyrene Food Containers or in their popular name, styrofoam. No idea? it is the white plastic foam container. still no idea?? go to anywhere, as for a take away food, or “tapau”


Here are the news taken from the Star

USM bans polystyrene food containers

PENANG: Polystyrene food containers have been banned in Universiti Sains Malaysia’s main campus here with immediate effect as part of its move to be green.

USM vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dzulkifli Abdul Razak said all the 32 cafeteria operators would stop using non-biodegradable styrofoam food containers as part of the university’s green campaign.

“We have also prohibited the use of styrofoam and other form of polystyrene material,” he said after opening the Sejahtera Cafe at the campus here Monday.

“From now on, the cafeteria operators must use eco-friendly biodegradable containers made of oil palm waste instead of the harmful styrofoam,” he said.

A study carried out on Saturday showed that of the 7,000 food containers used in the campus daily, only 1,000 were biodegradable.

Prof Dzulkifli said the operators had agreed to absorb the cost, adding that the biodegradable containers cost about 20 sen each while styrofoam containers cost about three or four sen each. There would be no increase in food prices.

“We encourage students to eat in cafeteria using washable plates instead of opting for take-away,” he said.

Prof Dzulkifli said the ban on styrofoam would later be extended to the USM health campus in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, and engineering campus in Nibong Tebal, Seberang Prai Selatan.

The initiative to stop the use of styrofoam was mooted by the students to promote a better future.

“All the 30,000 USM staff and students are the catalyst for the initiative,” he said.

During the function, “The White Coffin” signature campaign was launched for USM students and staff to pledge their commitment to support sustainable initiatives to reduce adverse impact on environment.

“We are also seriously conducting research to produce biodegradable plastics. Our aim is to eliminate all types of substances that are unfriendly towards Mother Nature,” Prof Dzulkifli said.

He said 25 students from Taiwan who visited USM recently had shown that a change in attitude and mindset was possible.

“The Taiwanese students brought with them reusable chopsticks and foldable containers. The students did not even have to use the plates provided during meals.

“The students washed the containers and chopsticks for subsequent use,” he added.


Come.. save the earth.

P/S : MohdIsmail, ko kan pelajar USM.. maybe leh cerita ngan lebih lanjut pasal kempen ni.. bekas ape yg korang pakai pasni utk tapau. gagaga.

Jan 2008
DISCUSSION 11 Comments

11 Responses to : Ban Polystyrene Food Containers!

  1. ahib0205 says:

    so? how we want to “tapau” hehehe… just use newspaper 😛

  2. ikhwan nazri says:

    same ada pakai bekas2 kertas… cam kotak.. kotak2 cam kek.. atau pakai daun pisang.. ahaha

  3. allia says:

    yeah! banned semua itu..bagusnyer idea.kan best kalo satu mesia tale pakai.banned plastik skali.;P

  4. ikhwan nazri says:

    hahah.. nnt kesian la pulak orang yg kerja wat plastic.. tade sumber pendapatan wiuiuiw

  5. syia says:

    bagus gak tindakan ini.. dah nama pun universiti SAINS mesti la lagi kene aware akibat penggunaan bekas makanan ni..

  6. ikhwan nazri says:

    agaknye kalau kita yg mmu.. ( eh silap ko lah syia.. ko masih mmu 😛 aku grad dah ahaha ) apa tindakan mmu utk sapot eh.. setakat ban styrofoam kat fudcot tak cukup kot..

    kena buang computer ? ROFL

  7. aMyn says:

    kat mmu mcmana ek..

    pakai ape ek selain Styrofoam tu?

  8. ikhwan nazri says:

    kita pakai tapauware la kot

  9. ikwan says:

    mende.. r korang ni, ban tu ada sbbnye… cuba la fikir sndri apa yg sedang kita hadapi ketika ni, climate change or global warming. it’s a big issue bro…! we are suffering of sweltering heat out there!!! common !! support plz..

  10. ikhwan nazri says:

    ikwan – er sape korang kat sini agugu

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