Updated: Jul 17
Basically there are two kinds of trash, biodegradable and non-biodegradable. There are, however, three kinds of non-biodegradable trash. These are:
1. Recyclables (trash that can be bought by junk shops)
2. Hazardous or special waste (e-wastes, battery, used cooking oil, light bulbs, etc)
3. Residual Waste (used slippers, used clothing, wrappers, cigarette butts, sachets, etc)
On November 19 from 9am to 3pm, a Recyclables Collection Event, which will be held at the former Mini Golf Course, will focus on these types of waste and at the same time hopes to inform and educate the local community the proper management, disposal and treatment of these types of trash particularly the special wastes. It also allows us, as a community, to work together in coming up with solutions on how we can lessen our waste.
Last November 6, I was invited to join the coordination meeting of the working committee behind this event from the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority headed by Ameth Dela Llana, Head of Regulatory and Ecology Department which is co-presented by the Environment Management Board of Region 3 and supported by the newly formed recyclers organization represented by Mark Gascon of Foochi Trading and Resources Inc which will be officially launched on the same day of the event.
We are calling all residents and business owners in the area of Subic Bay Freeport and Olongapo to come and support this activity and set an example to others of our responsibility to properly dispose our trash. As an added incentive, for this season, the organizers will run a trash for rice program (until supplies last). So better start preparing for this and take advantage of this rare opportunity. Other programs includes refilling stations, up cycling workshops, and an eco trade fair.
For more information or pre-registration, please contact the SBMA Ecology Center Facebook Page or call Ms. Riyeth Linzaga or Ms. Fides Bustamante at (047)252-4416.