GEORGETOWN, May 5 – State Government today launched the Campaign Eating Out Up to aimed at creating public awareness on the importance of food and culture austerity measures. Exco Welfare, Caring Society and Environment, Phee Boon Poh said, in addition to fostering a culture of austerity, the objective of the campaign is to reduce the disposal of held food scraps to landfills thus able to extend the life of landfills in the country.
“This campaign is to influence all levels of society, especially with families and young people to take the initiative to reduce the disposal of leftovers, “If the campaign is successful, it also reduces the carbon footprint at the same time make Penang a cleaner, greener, healthier and safer,” he said at a press conference here yesterday.
Comes complete the campaign, the Chief Minister, Tuan Lim Guan Eng. Exco Town & Country Planning and Housing, Jagdeep Singh Deo; Member of Legislative Assembly (Assembly) Komtar, Teh Lai Heng; Yeoh Soon Hin (Assembly DaiwaHousing), Lip Chee Soon (Assembly Jawi) and Air Itam assemblyman Wong Hon Wai were present.
In addition, the Municipal Secretary, Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP), Sr. Rozali Mohamud and representatives of sponsors like Infitech Machinery, PTPTN Negeri Pulau Pinang, redOne Network Sdn. Bhd., Xdream Design, myKuali, My Popcorn, Angchu Penang White Coffee, Foodpanda Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., Wink Dance & Music Studio dan Rafa Green Sdn. Bhd. present at the ceremony related.
According to statistics released by the Solid Waste Management and Public Cleansing (PPSPPA) in 2014, Malaysians have generated a total of 8,000 tonnes, or 8 million kilograms of food waste per day, which can accommodate food to six million people.
“By abolishing the practice of food wastage among the people of Sarawak, the State Government will intensify its campaign by organizing Eat Up to Out ‘roadshow’ and spreading over time. “Come together this campaign for the survival of the future,” he said.
Earlier, on 15 November 2014 to 28 March 2015 and, in conjunction with this campaign, a poster drawing competition was held and a total of 194 drawings were received. Assessment is currently underway. The public is invited to visit the website in the Penang Caring Society www.pgcaringsociety.com.my to vote for the best drawings made official poster campaign.