Mindset Shift Needed for Self-Management of Environmental Cleanliness

To improve the quality of environmental cleanliness, some rubbish bins were distributed for free to residents in Bandar Baru Putra near Bercham and Meru Zone earlier today (April 3).

According to the Mayor of Ipoh, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin, the distribution jointly done by Ipoh City Council (MBI) and Majuperak Utilities Management Sdn Bhd (MUMSB) is also to encourage and instil the practice of using rubbish bins in daily life.

“A total of 3,350 rubbish bins were distributed, with residents in Bandar Baru Putra near Bercham receiving 1,150 via MBI, while Meru Zone residents received 2,200 via MUMSB.

“Each bin is worth RM300,” he told reporters during a media session after launching the distribution programme at a field centering a residential area in Bandar Baru Putra earlier today (April 3).

Also present were City Secretary Zuraina Kamarul Ariff and City Councillor Dato’ Mazlan Abdul Rahman.

Rumaizi added, in order to educate Ipohites to self-manage environmental cleanliness like societies in South Korea and Japan, a mindset shift is needed.

“Hopefully, local communities here are open to concepts encouraging independence. We (MBI) couldn’t afford to perform waste management alone. Cooperation from the public is of utmost appreciation at this point.

“Lastly, I would like to remind the residents here to take good care of their rubbish bins,” he urged.

Chris Teh


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