Thursday, 23 January 2020

Go Green; Malang to Wrap Qurbani Meat in Banana Leaves



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, Malang - City-run slaughtering house (RPH) of Malang is set to sell livestock and Qurbani meat wrapped in banana leaves instead of single-use plastic bag for 2019 Eid al-Adha (Islamic day of sacrifice) or Idul Adha celebration.

    The sacrificial animals are mostly cows and sheep weighing 2.5 kilograms per packaging. All the meat has been classified as a safe, healthy, whole and halal.

    “Other than selling, we also offer livestock slaughtering service at our place. The price and quality are guaranteed,” said RPH of Malang acting director Ade Herawanto via a messaging app Whatsapp, Tuesday, July 30.

    Ade, who is also the head of the city Tax Service Agency, assured the price and quality of the Qurbani meat are very competitive than that of others in the market.

    He reiterated that the use of eco-friendly packaging attempted to educate the public to reduce single-use plastic bag as the city’s RPH determined to uphold go green concept in any activity.

    Besides selling Qurbani meat to the public, the RPH in tandem with Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food Security Agency (P2KP), Trade Agency as well as other related stakeholders is ready to supply healthy and halal meat to supermarkets and traditional markets, particularly during Islamic holy days such as Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha.