Creative way to spread green message


(From left) Rozali, Dr Che Zalina and Yeoh launching the Digital Single-Use Plastic educational game.

HERE is how you can reduce the use of single-use plastics and at the same time, join a virtual campaign.

By playing the Digital Single-Use Plastic educational game, everyone can learn more about reducing waste besides fighting Mr Greedy who ‘encourages’ the use of plastic.

In the game, participants must ‘shoot’ plastic bags and answer related questions to gain points.

The public can try the game at its temporary link, www.geoplay.my/games/selamatkan-kami/index.html.

Seberang Prai City Council (MBSP) mayor Datuk Rozali Mohamud said the game is due to a partnership between Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) and Junior Chamber International (JCI) Batu Kawan which adopts the smart partnership approach through seven concepts: people, public, private, philanthropy, philosophy and planet.

“UPSI and the council worked together to develop the game while JCI Batu Kawan is the co-organiser which helps to carry out campaigns, ” he said at the Digital Single-Use Plastic game launch at council headquarters in Bandar Perda, Bukit Mertajam.

“JCI BAtu Kawan has been working with MBSP in carrying out Local Agenda 21 activities to encourage a green community.”

Rozali added that in early 2020, MBSP launched the Seberang Prai Climate Action Strategy outlining its commitment to combating climate change.

“One of the sectors identified is waste and circular economy.

“If the waste production pattern is not curbed, Seberang Prai will face a new environmental crisis in 2030 when garbage production is expected to reach 1.86 million tonnes a year compared with 1.14 million tonnes last year.”

Rozali said Kampung Permatang Nibong in central Seberang Prai and Bagan Lalang in north Seberang Prai were selected for a pilot project by several agencies due to their active involvement in recycling and green activities.

Rozali said that circular economy manufacturing kiosks would be set up at Kampung Permatang Nibong and Bagan Lalang residential areas.

“There will be a machine in the kiosk to shred and wreck plastics before melting and molding them into ornaments, ” he said.

Also present at the launch were UPSI associate professor Dr Che Zalina Zulkifli and JCI Batu Kawan president Yeoh Yen Tee.

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