Chief Minister YAB Lim Guan Eng launched the Giant Green Awareness Campaign at Pasar Raya Giant, Bayan Baru on the 19th July 2009.
In conjunction with the No Plastic Bag Day every Monday of the Penang State Government, Giant has donated all the savings from the plastic bags of local communities amounting to RM 19,000 to Pertubuhan Rumah Kebajikan Seri Cahaya Puplau Pinang, Childrens Protection Society of Penang, Sahabat Alam Malaysia, Friends of the Penang Botanic Gardens Society and Water Watch Penang.
The Chief Minister thanked hypemarkets and supermarkets in Penang for playing the leading role in this green initiative. He also added that Penang is the first state in Malaysia to start this campaign and the response from the public is very encouraging.
Penang State Government will decide by October 2009 whether to extend No Plastic Bag Day to other days.
Video : Jimmy Leow (Citizen Journalist)