Bamboo Basket Introduced to Replace Plastic on Idul Adha

Diana Mariska
Bamboo woven container bongsang (Photo: ANTARA/HO-Humas Kepulauan Seribu)
Bamboo woven container bongsang (Photo: ANTARA/HO-Humas Kepulauan Seribu) - The Zakat Board (Baznas Bazis) in the Thousand Islands regency in Jakarta province has introduced and distributed baskets made from bamboo to local residents to substitute the role of plastic as a container for meat during Idul Adha celebration this weekend.

The bamboo woven containers called bongsang were distributed by the local qurban committee in the regency, so residents can use them on Idul Adha, in which Muslims across the country will sacrifice animals, usually cattle, goats, or sheep, and the meat will be given to the poor and local residents.

“The bongsang was given to locals and qurban committee through the urban wards to be used as containers for meat,” Thousand Islands’ Baznas Bazis coordinator Ridwan Malik said on Tuesday, July 5, as reported by Antara.

About 5,000 bongsang were prepared and will be given to residents in six urban wards to contain meat from 35 livestock, including 26 goats and nine cattle.

These livestock will be shipped by boats from Port Kaliadem in Penjaringan, North Jakarta, to the regency after undergoing health assessment to ensure they’re free from the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD).

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