Bantay Kalikasan and its partners conduct another successful recyclables collection activityBantay Kalikasan, together with the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) and its partners in recycling—Genetron International Marketing, Oriental & Motolite Marketing Corp., Joechem Environmental Corp., VAG General Merchandise and Pineda’s Junkshop—worked together during the fourth recyclables collection event at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.
More than 150 individuals and 60 companies donated hazardous wastes like used oils, used lead-acid batteries, electronic equipment, busted fluorescent lamps and cigarette butts, as well as nonhazardous recyclables like used paper and cartons, tin and aluminum cans, plastics and glass.
Efren Ryan Abado, pollution control officer at one of the locators in Subic Bay, shared that their company has supported the recyclables collection event from the beginning. He hopes that the practice of disposing hazardous wastes properly in order to protect the environment would be replicated by other cities.
Meanwhile, Roselle Abuyo, division chief of SBMA Ecology Center, said: “The SBMA locators are truly earth warriors because they dispose their waste properly. They help us maintain the cleanliness in Subic Bay Freeport Zone. If we can do it, then other Filipinos can be earth warriors, too.”
SBMA chair Atty. Wilma Eisma reiterated that people should be aware of disposing waste responsibly.
“Toxic and nontoxic wastes should not be disposed on streets because there are trash bins for proper disposal,” she said.
The monetary value of the recycled materials will be donated to ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc. to benefit the projects of Bantay Kalikasan, its environmental arm.