EFFORTS to promote the recycling habit have gone up a few notches with brightly decorated recycle bins — thanks to Sunway Property.
Some 80 people put on their thinking caps and let their creative juices flow in designing and painting the bins at the Penang Youth Centre in Lebuh Acheh.
The bins are currently in the process of being placed at various spots within George Town.
Sunway Property managing director (Malaysia and Singapore) Sarena Cheah said many local art enthusiasts supported the event by creatively decorating the bins in themes that blended in with Penang’s art scene.
“A team of Sunway Property staff also joined in the merriment.
“Their works were then adopted by various agencies including the youth centre, George Town World Heritage Incorporated, Penang Institute, Penang Court, Penang Muslim League, Lean Hong Co. Sdn Bhd and Sunway Hotel George Town.
“As a master community developer, we wish to support the state’s objective in bringing our community together to move towards a cleaner and greener Penang,” she said.
Sunway Property Penang donated 80 recycle bins for the event.
Art teacher Apple Yong Seow Ping, 61, said she was inspired to draw her cats on the bin.
“I own six cats and I hope my drawing of them can bring more cheer to people and spur them to recycle,” she said.
Logistics officer P. Santhi, 40, who is a part-time artist, drew an elegant white peacock on her bin.
“The peacock is a colourful creature and its colours can easilycapture the attention of the public to throw their recy-clables into the bin,” she said at the ‘Race for A Better Planet 2016 — The Art of Recycling’ event recently.
State Local Government, Traffic Management and Flood Mitigation Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow congratulated Sunway Property for its effort in engaging the community and its initiative in forging creativity with recycling.
Also present were Komtar assemblyman Teh Lai Heng, Penang Island City Council mayor Datuk Patahiyah Ismail and Sunway Property Penang general manager Lim Beng Hoe.