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Public urged to cut back on wastes during Holy Week

MANILA, April 13 ― EcoWaste Coalition is encouraging the public to cut back on wasteful consumption during the observance of the Holy Week.

The environmental watchdog said cutting back on waste can be a form of penance, an act of charity and reconciliation.

It urged the public to observe a “green” Holy Week.

Caloocan Bishop Deogracias Iñiguez Jr. also encouraged the faithful to spend the Holy Week in a spiritually nourishing and earth-friendly way.

“A green Holy Week is a timely call in response to the wastefulness and greed that is blatantly trashing our fragile environment,” he said.

Iniguez, who also heads the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Permanent Committee on Public Affairs, said the theme of this year’s Alay Kapwa “Our Neighbor and Environment, Our Responsibility” actually calls for respect and care to both person and the environment.

“As stewards of God’s creation, it is our shared responsibility to respect and preserve Mother Earth and protect her ability to support and perpetuate life,” he said. (PNA)

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