By Tara Yap
Iloilo City—A recycling program in Iloilo is urging for the donation of waste plastics that can be made into classroom chairs.
“Donate waste plastics and you can help students and the environment,” appealed Senator Cynthia Villar.
During a recent visit to the city and province of Iloilo, Villar disclosed that a plastic factory has opened and it specifically turns waste plastics into durable classroom chairs. At least 300 classroom chairs will be produced in Iloilo per month.
Villar, environment committee chairperson, said her foundation’s program is one way to comply with the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.
Villar called on local government units in the city and province to implement proper waste segregation—separating biodegradables and non-biodegradables.
Jim Sampulna, Western Visayas director of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), earlier told the Iloilo City local government to implement no trash collection if it is not properly segregated. Sampulna lamented that the region’s most highly urbanized city has failed to segregate its waste.
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