The MPPP is organising a community awareness programme on composting on 16 July 2011.

16 July, 10.30 am to 4.00 pm
Queensbay Mall, Bayan Lepas, Penang
2nd Floor, South Zone Link Bridge

Organised by: MPPP Councillor Dr. Lim Mah Hui and MPPP Tourism, Sports, Recreation & Parks Department

Officiated by: YDP, MPPP, Ar. Patahiyah bt Ismail

Participating bodies: Consumers Association of Penang, Don and Mylene, the Penang Friends of Botanic Gardens Society, Perbadanan Pengurusan Sisa Pepejal dan Pembersihan, Socio-economic and Environmental Research Institute, SC Tan

Do you know, Penang Island generates 960 TONS OF SOLID WASTE PER DAY! The MPPP spends RM83 million, or 37 per cent of its budget on waste disposal in 2009; 64 per cent of our solid waste comes from households. Kitchen waste that can be composted forms over 60 per cent of household waste. If every household plays its part in composting, we would reduce significantly our waste and save tens of millions of our precious tax to be better used.

As part of the Penang State Government’s campaign to make Penang a leading state in sustainable development and, in particular, Georgetown an international liveable city, government, public, civil society, corporations etc. must work together and contribute to this process.

The Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang (MPPP) is strongly supporting this campaign. Dr. Lim Mah Hui, the NGO representative in the MPPP, has taken the initiative to gather non-governmental organisations and individuals (NGOs and NGIs) to increase public awareness and knowledge on how to recycle and compost kitchen waste.

This initiative called “Protecting our environment from home” through composting is under the sponsorship of MPPP. The above NGOs and NGIs have agreed to combine their knowledge and efforts to hold demonstration on different methods of composting kitchen waste. We will bring this knowledge to the public by holding the demonstration at Queensbay Mall, Bayan Lepas, Second Floor, South Zone Link Bridge.

This event will include a colouring contest for children, a choral speaking performance by students from Saint Xavier’s Institution, and a lucky draw for quiz on composting.

For further information, contact, Dr. Lim Mah Hui, 012-422-1880