MisOr residents urged to collect plastic wastes
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.