Zero waste lifestyle urged
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."/