𝐊𝐈𝐀𝐌𝐁𝐀, 𝐒𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐢 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞 – Eighteen sacks of trash were collected in the coastal area of Barangay Poblacion in this town during the coastal cleanup activity this morning (January 26) to mark the celebration of “Zero Waste Month.”
According to the DENR Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Kiamba, around 150 kilograms of biodegradable and non-biodegradable trash composed mostly of coconut husks and leaves were collected.
The activity, which was hosted by MLhullier Sargen Region as part of their corporate social responsibility, was joined by 62 individuals from the local government unit (LGU) of Kiamba, DENR-CENRO Kiamba, Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine Army, Philippine National Police, and other stakeholders.
Prior to the conduct of the cleanup activity, participants were given a lecture on Republic Act No. 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, stressing the importance of segregation at source as one important aspect of waste management
Zero Waste Month is an annual celebration under Presidential Proclamation No. 760, signed by late President Benigno Aquino III on May 5, 2014 that aims to promote a “circular economy” in the production and use of consumer products to reduce the volume and toxicity of generated wastes. (With report and photos from DENR-CENRO Kiamba) | RSCIGM