‘Green champions’ in Larut, Matang and Selama district to be honoured

Taiping Municipal Council is looking for those championing sustainability and preservation of the environment in the Larut, Matang and Selama district to encourage better waste management among the people.

Its president Khairul Amir Mohamad Zubir wants to recognise and celebrate these individuals he calls “green champions”.

“We want to show our appreciation to the people from the district who are committed to taking care of the environment through several good habits.

“These include practising recycling, using reusable bags when shopping, buying food or beverages using their own containers and producing compost from kitchen waste,” he said in a statement.

Khairul Amir called on those who knew of such individuals to get in touch with the council.

“We will be looking for them until the end of November,” he added.

The candidates, he said, would also be interviewed for verification and evaluated by the “Green Champion” campaign secretariat.

“Those chosen will receive certificates and souvenirs from the council.

“We want to support and celebrate their efforts so they can become an example to others,” he added.

Khairul Amir said the council had been educating people on recycling and using reusable containers since the middle of 2019.

“We first ran the campaign among our staff. After two years of holding it internally, we are now expanding it to the public,” he said.

“We have set up three visual billboards at several main roads to encourage the aforementioned habits.”

For details, call 05-808 0777 ext 2181 or 2182.

To register or propose the name of the green champion, call 019-510 3485 (Syarizal).

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