|George Town, 19 September 2018 – Every year, thousands of tons of garbage are thrown into the oceans and half of that is plastic waste. The plastic materials are harmful to marine life and can reduce the number of fishes in the oceans.|
The KDU Penang University College (KDU Penang) campus community lent its hand to help our oceans and the Penang government to make a cleaner state by participating in Penang Clean-Up Day 2018.
Penang World Clean-Up Day was organised by Universiti Sains Malaysia’s (USM) Centre for Marine & Coastal Studies and Cosmopolitan Homes to mark World Clean-Up Day on 15th September 2018 from 6am to 10am at the area near to Queensbay Mall, Penang.
A total of 57 students and two lecturers from the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts, KDU Penang participated in this voluntary programme to collect trash along the coastal area near to Queensbay Mall.
“It’s a pleasure for KDU Penang to be a part of World Clean-Up Day as a contribution to make Penang an eco-friendly state.” said M. Suguna, lecturer of School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts, KDU Penang.
“Trash can harm humans and animals. Therefore, we take this opportunity to make Penang a sustainable and cleaner state. Penang is a tourism state and we should not wind up with rubbish in the sea or public places because it will create a negative impression to touriss,” stressed M. Suguna.
KDU Penang’s dedication to preserving the environment is also evident in the construction of its flagship campus in Metropolis Batu Kawan. Aside from rain harvesting, the futuristic buildings on the campus is designed to optimized natural lighting and provide excellent circulation.