KOTA KINABALU – Grandis Hotels and Resorts had received recognition from Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK) as the fourth hotel without waste in the city, today.
Mayor Datuk Abidin Madingkir hoped many other hotels would be making this as an example and participate the campaign in order to disseminate awareness to the society.
He said with free-litter zone garbage will no longer be seen on the place, unless, they are in the dustbin.
“All the hotel workers and guests should cooperate in taking care of the hotel environment cleanliness. They should throw rubbish in the dustbin and not all over the hotel,” he added.
According to Abidin, free-litter zone recognition is one of the Anti – Litter Bug Campaign in KK and it is an ongoing campaign. DBKK had received 110 participation from various premises including office, school, banks, university, village and others since its establishment in 2008.
General Manager of the Grandis Hotels and Resorts, Michael Tan, said that it is their core value to engage in conservation, preservation and enhancement of clean environment.
“When we were asked to participate in the “Anti-Litter” campaign, we enthusiastically jumped on board. Indeed, we are willing to give our full support and commitment to this “Anti-Litter” campaign launched by the DBKK. We need the awareness to improve the environment. Our vision is to provide a safe and comfortable place for our guests and this campaign allows us to do that,” he said.
He shared that they have educated their staffs about the negative effects of littering and instill the habits of picking up visible trash to be disposed in the dustbin.- By Saila Saidie/Sayangsabah