A Cleaner Penang Requires People Getting Their Hands Dirty


More ways to recycle and reduce waste are underway. But all will be for naught without commitment from individuals.

A precursor to a successful, sustainable and liveable city is good waste management. Knowing this, the Penang state government implemented the Waste Segregation at Source scheme in June 1 this year.

The results have been encouraging.

The scheme, filed under the Local Government Act 1976, was adopted by both the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) and Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP). It follows the No Plastic Bag and No Styrofoam campaigns aimed at making the state cleaner and greener.

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