[Photo by Pearl Gajunera, 105.9 Balita FM]
DAVAO CITY – The City Environment and Natural Resources (CENRO) has collected about 16 tons of waste from the One Love, One Nation Thanksgiving Celebration of the President-elect Rodrigo Duterte at Crocodile Park, Davao City last June 4.
CENRO chief Eliza Madrazo said the ten tons of the wastes came from the 80 trash bins distributed in the area during the event while the remaining six tons are litter.
Aside from that, there were individuals who picked up their own trash.
“We started cleaning and emptying the trash bins since Sunday (June 5) morning until yesterday (June 7) afternoon and we have collected a total of 16 tons including those on the ground,” said Madrazo.
The trash is composed mainly of plastics such as mineral water bottles, cellophane, and plastic wrappers among others.
The trash, according to Madrazo, was brought to the Davao City Sanitary Landfill in Baranggay New Carmen in Tugbok District.
Madrazo said that the public should be more responsible with their garbage in the future huge events.
“We wish that we leave the event with no litter, maybe not now but hopefully next time,” she said.
“We should discipline ourselves that what garbage we brought into the venue, we should also bring it as we leave the venue or throw them in the bins,” she added.
Madrazo said the public should learn to manage and minimize the production of waste to sustain the cleanliness of the city, aside from the fact that Davao City is considered a model city since it is the hometown of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte.
| Published in 105.9 Balita FM’s Facebook page: 16 tons of waste produced at Duterte’s thanksgiving party, June 8, 2016
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