KOTA KINABALU: The City Hall is looking to ride on the success of their litter-free campaign to make the whole of Kota Kinabalu free of rubbish.
So far, 40 areas in the city were declared as ‘litter-free’ zones following the launch of an anti-litterbug campaign in 2008.
City Hall director-general Datuk Yeo Boon Hai said the areas include offices, schools, resorts, villages, commercial centres, institutions of higher learning, college residences and places of worship.
“Hopefully through this campaign, more litter-free zones can be created and eventually spread throughout the city,” he said, after declaring SK Sri Gaya here as the 16th litter-free school in the city.
Yeo reminded those involved in City Hall’s anti-litterbug campaign to reduce the usage of plastic bags and to practice proper ways to discard them.
“We are not banning the use of plastic bags. The message we are trying to send in the campaign is the 3R concept which is to reduce, reuse and recycle,” he said.
A total of 224 business and commercial premises have taken part in City Hall’s ‘No-Plastic Bag’ campaign that was launched in June last year.