SJK (C) Perempuan Cina Pulau Pinang & SMK Methodist Girls School Champions of the First "Kempen Kitar Semula F&N Beverages & MPPP”
|Posted on 06 November 2012|
Pulau Pinang – After months of collecting and racking up recyclable items such as papers, plastic bottles, and aluminum cans, the schools under the administration of both Pejabat Pelajaran Daerah Barat Daya (PPDBD) and Timur Laut (PPDTL) were finally rewarded for bringing in a total collection of 22,372.8kg in recyclable materials in the inaugural Kempen Kitar Semula F&N Beverages and Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang.
Kempen Kitar Semula F&N Beverages and Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang is jointly organized by F&N Beverages Marketing Sdn. Bhd (F&NBM) and Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang (MPPP) with the support of the Jabatan Pelajaran Negeri Pulau Pinang (JPNPP) to educate students on the importance of recycling.
The campaign is divided into two categories - primary and secondary schools - and requires schools to collect items like aluminium cans, plastic bottles and papers for recycling. Schools in both categories stand a chance to win a share of RM14,800 cash prize based on collection per head/student.
S.J.K. (C) Perempuan Cina Pulau Pinang emerged champions in the primary school category with a collection of 4,715kg and took home cash prize of RM1,300, followed by S.K. Sungai Pinang in second place and S.K. Chung Shan in third place, earning them RM1,100 and RM900 respectively. Rounding up the top five were S.J.K. (C) Sin Kang in fourth spot, taking home RM800 and S.K. Permatang Damar Laut in fifth place with RM700.
In the secondary school category, S.M.K. Perempuan Methodist managed to collect 3,287.5kg to take first place and clinch the top prize of RM1,300. The school also managed to scoop up the Special Award for the most amount of plastic collected to earn an additional RM600. Coming in second and third place were S.M.K. Tanjung Bunga and S.M.J.K Sacred Heart taking home RM1,100 and RM900 respectively.
S.M.K Pondok Upeh was awarded RM800 for finishing fourth place as well as the Special Award for the highest collection of aluminium earning an extra RM600, while S.M.K (P) St. George received RM700 for coming in at fifth place.
F&N Beverages’ effort to do its bit for the environment and educating schoolchildren on the importance of recycling has resulted in the campaign being extended to schools on Penang Island following the successful “Kempen Kitar Semula F&N Beverages & MBSA” held in Shah Alam, Selangor, which currently entered its sixth year.
Speaking at the campaign’s closing ceremony, F&N Beverages Corporate Affairs Manager Carissa Goh thanked the MPPP and Jabatan Pelajaran Negeri for their support stating that it was a clear indication of the state’s commitment to sustaining a greener future for the children.
“The MPPP’s immense knowledge of environmental preservation and greening efforts throughout the state have set examples for us to follow,” said Goh.
“We hope that the results from this campaign reflect the students’ efforts in influencing their households to be more discerning in their waste management habits. This would definitely prove that the fourth ‘R’ – Rethink, has definitely sparked a change,” Goh added.
Yang Berusaha Patrick Khoo Poh Aik, Corporate Director of the Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang , was also present at the ceremony to present the winning schools with their prizes.