Pekanbaru, Riau Province (ANTARA News) - The presence of trash bank in Pekanbaru, Riau Province, is expected to stimulate local creative industrial growth, Riau provincial Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) chairman Muhammad Herawan said here on Friday.

He said the trash bank program would be implemented in Pekanbaru early next year.

"We are optimistic that following the implementation of a trash bank program in Pekanbaru by the Ministry of Environment, it will stimulate local creative industrial growth," Herawan said.

He said the presence of a trash bank would help improve the local people`s economy because those who have the capability to value trash and sort it according to type and sell it to the bank would have an additional income.

"Besides, creative business players at present have a profound interest in economic issues related to environment, and therefore many of them will probably involve themselves in the trash bank program," he said.

Herawan also pointed out that trash with proper sorting and management had a good economic value in the development of people`s economy.

"Therefore it is reasonable for us to predict that trash-related creative business will grow well following the implementation of trash bank program early in 2012," he noted.

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