Cleaner, greener Penang


“It’s not easy being green,” sang Kermit the Frog, it hasn’t been for Penang either, and the state once dubbed the “rubbish bin of the Orient” by a former prime minister has struggled to live down this label. A brand new state government-led initiative was recently launched to restore some much needed civic-mindedness. After decades of public lament and indifference, Penangites are being called out to put some pride back into the state.

The Cleaner Greener Penang Initiative is meant to deliver a cleaner and greener city, and improve the quality of life for Penangites through a tripartite arrangement involving the government, corporate sector and community.

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