Bataan townsfolk join drive vs plastic waste

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  • Greg R.
  • 3 years ago
BAGAC, Bataan – At least 10,000 participants from various sectors including school children, non-government organizations, barangay officials, and religious sectors are joining the annual international coastal clean-up drive tomorrow (Saturday).
“This year’s coastal clean-up event will have a different twist because we are launching the “One Bagac For Zero Plastic” campaign,” said Nick Ancheta, Bagac municipal administrator.
Ancheta said the town’s aggressive campaign against plastic will be launched in Bagac’s 14 villages, eight of which are coastal barangays where private and public resorts abound, “and therefore plastic waste are also dumped indiscriminately.”
Highlights of the launching include inspirational messages from Bataan Second District Congressman Joet Garcia, environmentalist as well as Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and local government officials.
Bagac had long been in the tourism road map owing to a number of natural falls and resorts hotels that sprouted within the mountainous towns.
Elsewhere in Bataan province, other coastal municipalities including, Balanga City, Abucay, Samal, Orani, Hermosa, Orion, Limay, Morong and Mariveles would also have their respective clean-up activities.
Asked where will the collected plastic garbage be kept, Ancheta said the municipal government is planning to have a plastic recycling project through a public-private partnership scheme. He declined to give complete details of the said plans pending appropriate ordinance by the municipal council.
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