KOTA KINABALU: The Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK) has declared The Glass Grill and Bar, Suria Sabah as a litter-free restaurant.
Mayor Datuk Yeo Boon Hai said, with the acknowledgement of The Glass as a litter-free restaurant, the total number of litter-free restaurants in Kota Kinabalu is now 24.
Yeo also praised The Glass for its outstanding efforts in preserving the environment.
Yeo noted that The Glass has been active in environmental-friendly activities such as the re-selling of used oil and it also briefed its employees on the topic of staff’s grooming on a daily basis.
Ever since the Anti-Litter Bug Campaign was launched, there has been over 155 litter-free premises in Kota Kinabalu.
Among the 155 litter-free premises are 79 schools, 22 offices, eight hotels, four condominiums and many more.
As for the Plastic Bag Reduction Campaign , there has been 380 participants so far.
Yeo said that the main goal of the Anti-Litter bug campaign was to transform Kota Kinabalu into a litter-free city.
Yeo hoped that, through this campaign, the number of litter-free zones in Kota Kinabalu would slowly increase and thus the whole city would be litter-free.
“DBKK emphasizes on the concept S.A.C which stands for S: Stop from littering, A: Advise those who litter and C: Collect when you see rubbish,” added Yeo.
Yeo also encouraged the public to spread awareness regarding the Anti-Litter Bug Campaign to their friends and families.
Yeo explained that a restaurant’s litter-free recognition can always be revoked if the restaurant fails to comply with the litter-free rules.
Yeo’s speech was read by Bahari Hassan, the Deputy Director General (Management Services) of DBKK.
Bahari also officiated at the ceremony, which was held at The Glass’ premises on behalf of Yeo.
Also present at the event were Tan King Way, the General Manager of The Glass, Florence Chin, Suria Sabah’s Phase 2 Manager, Chef Wahab Awang, the head chef of The Glass and Syron Tunggolou, the Director of Complaints and Public Relations Department.