Joint Statement on 19 Aug 2016:
Volunteers Signed Up to be Pioneer Task Force for Waste Segregation at Source Community Educational Campaign
Five passionate community leaders and volunteers have been invited to join a Waste Segregation at Source Community Task Force set up by the Penang Green Council.
Task force members have signed an agreement with Penang Green Council to enable an established community task force in promoting and facilitating “Waste Segregation at Source Policy” in Penang, they also agreed to empower the local communities on environmental conservation.
Task force members for the pilot project are:
- Noorazrein bin Noorazlan Ong, working adult
- Calvin Chan Yi Xuan, Penang Green Idol 2016, college student
- Chua Swee Hong, undergraduate
- Teh Wen Fang , undergraduate
- Chiang Khai Lin, working adult
“This is a programme where we hope that volunteers can serve their communities by empowering the local residents as well as assisting the State Government to promote the latest Waste Segregation at Source Policy effective from 1st June 2016.” said Hoo Huey Ching, the Division Head for Community Outreach of Penang Green Council.
During the training session for the volunteers, the General Manager of PGC Thing Siew Shuen expressed her gratitude to the volunteers.
She said,” Due to the missing gaps in the policies in terms of systematic and proper environmental education in the compulsory schools education, as well as the lack of recycling facilities in this country, we expect Malaysians need another 30 years to be successful in Waste segregation policy. We need to be extremely patient and try our best. ”
Officials from MBPP, MPSP and Penang Green Council have been conducting road shows and educational talks for the waste segregation at source policy in order for public to understand how to segregate waste and manage recyclables. Communities or organisations may contact MBPP: 04-263 7637/ MPSP: 04-549 7555 / PGC 04-250322 for further information.
Chuah Sue Ann
Senior Officer (Communication Division)