SMK Inanam gets renewal as litter-free school

 

By PAUL MU

INANAM: SMK Inanam status as a litter-free school was renewed by Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK) yesterday. The recognition is accorded by City Hall once in two years and it can be withdrawn if the school fails to maintain their cleanliness.

“With the renewed recognition, now we have 77 schools under our ratings area to be accorded as litter-free school. To date, the number of litter-free premises has reached 160,” disclosed Mayor Datuk Yeo Boon Hai.

The litter-free campaign was launched in May 3, 2008 to eliminate litter bugs, said Yeo in his speech read by City Hall deputy director general (operation) Noorliza Awang Alip at SMK Inanam yesterday.

He thanked SMK inanam for adopting the separation of materials programme to support the 3R (reduce, reuse and recycle) programme.

“We aspire to make Kota Kinabalu a litter-free city as through this campaign we establish litter-free zones in stages and emphasized on the S.A.C concept which means stop from littering, advice those who litter and collect when you see rubbish,” said Yeo.

The students of the school were also encouraged to use eco-bag as an alternative to replace plastic bag to support the City Hall’s campaign of ‘3B: Bawa Beg Bah!’ launched on June 20, this year during the World Environmental Day themed ‘Connecting People To Nature’.

Also present was the school’s principal Mozidah Hamzah.

 
By : PAUL MU
 
New Sabah Times