MisOr res­i­dents urged to col­lect plas­tic wastes

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Top Stories - By Al­wen Salir­ing

The en­vi­ron­men­tal of­fice of the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment of Misamis Ori­en­tal is urg­ing res­i­dents in the prov­ince to ac­tively par­tic­i­pate in col­lect­ing plas­tic wastes to con­vert it into plas­tic chairs through the Vil­lar Si­pag Foun­da­tion.

Engi­neer Presco Val­mo­ria, head of the capi­tol’s En­vi­ron­ment and Nat­u­ral Re­sources Of­fice (ENRO), has asked the pub­lic to col­lect plas­tic bot­tles, cel­lo­phane and other plas­tic wastes so it can still be reused.

He said the Vil­lar Si­pag Foun­da­tion has an of­fice in Ca­gayan de Oro City.

Val­mo­ria said plas­tic wastes are among the preva­lent problems in the coun­try that need to be ad­dressed as it de­stroys the en­vi­ron­ment.

In a capi­tol press briefing, Val­mo­ria said the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment, through the lead­er­ship of Gover­nor Yevgeny Emano, and the Vil­lar Si­pag Foun­da­tion have forged an agree­ment to pro­tect the na­ture and the en­vi­ron­ment through this worth­while en­deavor.

He said the ENRO will haul the col­lected plas­tic ma­te­ri­als from each town and cities to the foun­da­tion’s plant.

He said the col­lected

plas­tic wastes will be used as raw ma­te­ri­als in mak­ing plas­tic chairs, which in turn will be dis­trib­uted to el­e­men­tary schools in the prov­ince.

Val­mo­ria said with 45 kilo­gram of plas­tic, it can al­ready pro­duce a sin­gle chair.

The mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Laguindin­gan topped in terms of col­lec­tion of plas­tic wastes.

In re­turn, the said town has al­ready re­ceived some 50 plas­tic chairs from the said foun­da­tion.

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