Zero waste life­style urged

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With the Zero Waste Month cel­e­bra­tion, the city gov­ern­ment of Davao and some en­vi­ron­men­tal ad­vo­cates re­minded the pub­lic that zero waste life­style starts in one­self.

Com­mit­tee on en­vi­ron­ment Coun­cilor Dios­dado Mahi­pus, in a phone in­ter­view with SunS­tar Davao yes­ter­day, said that his com­mit­tee is cam­paign­ing for re­spon­si­ble waste dis­posal.

"We have to be re­spon­si­ble for our own waste be­cause it's our health that is at stake here," he said.

"Let's go back to the ba­sics by us­ing biodegrad­able ma­te­ri­als for our daily needs. Stop us­ing plas­tics for food. It's so un­healthy and de­stroys our ecosys­tem," he added.

The com­mit­tee on en­vi­ron­ment is cur­rently draft­ing the sin­gle-use plas­tic ban or­di­nance in the city, how­ever, stud­ies are still on­go­ing.

"We are cam­paign­ing for peo­ple in the com­mu­nity to re­cy­cle ma­te­ri­als and avoid un­due dis­posal of waste such as plas­tics paspers and bot­tles to the en­vi­ron­ment," he said.

He added, "Stop pol­lut­ing the sur­round­ings and ob­serve proper seg­re­ga­tion of biodegrad­able ma­te­ri­als which can be uti­lized as fer­til­iz­ers."/

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