By The Star
Asia News Network
That was Sunway Malls’ declaration as it started 2019 by saying “goodbye” to plastic straws.
In line with the Government’s decision to ban plastic straws in the Federal Territories, Sunway Malls has introduced metal straws which can be redeemed from participating malls.
Its decision to “break up” with plastic straws is congruent with its pledge for a greener future.
Some of the tenants are also doing away with plastic straws as well.
Aside from metal, biodegradable paper straws are available at Maison de Gigi, Caffe Bene Malaysia, Juicy Fresh Juice Bar, and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.
Other shops such as Coffea Coffee, Chai Yó, Regiustea, NY Steak Shack, PappaRich, Sunny Queen, Ten Years, Madam Kwan’s and Starbucks have also introduced sustainable options to replace plastic straws.
Some tenants have decided to remove plastic straws altogether while some are rewarding customers who bring their own straws.
Shoppers simply need to spend RM100 in two receipts to be eligible to redeem their personal metal straws from the concierge counters of each mall.
The metal straws can be redeemed at Sunway Pyramid, Sunway Velocity Mall, Sunway Putra Mall and Sunway Carnival Mall.
“Out with the plastic, in with the metal! We are excited to introduce metal straws which will be available to shoppers with a very minimal spend when they come to Sunway Malls,” said Sunway Malls chief operation officer Kevin Tan.
“With metal straws, we hope to instil a greater sense of responsibility and sustainability towards the environment through a conscious effort of reducing daily plastic consumption in our shoppers lives.
“This is a part of our continuous effort for the betterment of the future and we hope our shoppers will also see the value in this campaign.
“A little change goes a long way.”