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Nueva Vizcaya ENRO intensifies campaign on recyclables

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, May 31 — The Environment and Natural Resources Office(ENRO) here will be pursuing aggressive advocacy campaigns and livelihood trainings to encourage people's organizations to venture into recyclable material business.

Delia Agunoy, provincial solid waste management coordinator, said they will be conducting a province-wide livelihood training on recyclable waste processing project to transform and utilize solid wastes into profitable local products.

“This will be conducted sometime in the third quarter this year. Probably, our resource speaker will come from the University of the Philippines (UP),” she said.

She added the training will focus on transforming wood wastes into charcoal briquettes and scrap metals into useful products under the campaign slogan: “Mag-RECYCLE(Reduce, Educate, Community, Youth, Cycle, Livelihood and Ecological Waste Management)- May Pera sa Basura."

Agunoy said the they have also showcased the recycling of plastic wastes during the recent 5th Grand Ammungan Festival last week, featuring an array of products such as flowers, bags and home decors among others.

She said that with the success of the recyclable solid waste processing projects which were participated by the people's organizations in partnership with their respective local government units such as Bayombong, Kayapa, Solano, Aritao, Dupax del Sur, Bagabag, Quezon, Villaverde and the provincial government’s ENRO and provincial jail, the solid waste management contest will still be conducted next year.

Agunoy said the provincial jail is now earning income from their plastic recycling project where their product prices range from P35.00 to P250.00 a piece depending on the size of the product.

“In fact, our featured recycled plastic products were sold during the Ammungan Festival. We will be exploring markets for this in coordination with the Department of Trade and Industry,” she said.

Agunoy said that with the overwhelming participation of the LGUs on the solid waste management product exhibit, they will categorize recyclable products next year to accommodate more entries for the competition. (PNA)

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