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About Town | Zero waste month takes off with the 4th ECO-Waste Management Summit

A new practice to opening an earth friendly event by lighting up this bamboo bike or 'Bambike'.
ABS-CBN Vertis Tent, Quezon City, 25th - 27th of January 2018 - The ECO-Waste Management Summit carries the theme of "Strengthening Cooperation And Partnerships On Ecological Solid Waste Management For The Present And Future Generations" in honoring the 17th Anniversary of RA 9003 and the 4th Zero Waste Month.

The event aims to further boost the DENR's continuous efforts in enhancing public awareness and understanding of environmental issues and concerns, focusing on practical knowledge for effective solid waste management at source, which includes waste segregation, composting, and recycling.

This government initiative enjoins a stronger partnership with all stakeholders, local governments, communities, private businesses, and the public. An increased awareness and commitment on the practice creates a future wherein the citizens can enjoy clean environment, sustainable, and secure from natural calamities. To achieve this vision, the summit presents an interactive program that will inform instruct, and inspire participants to take the lead towards a cleaner and greener world.

Summit activities includes seminars and talks on Current Environmental Situation, Laws and Regulations, Technological Innovations, and Sustainable Goals. They have workshops on Practical Ways of Saving the Planet; and exhibitions of environmental products, technologies, and services from various Local Government Units, Non-Governmental Organizations, government agencies and the private sector.

Cynthia Villar shared her contribution in doing green projects in Las Pinas.
Jacqueline Caanan and Eligio Ildelfonso with guests from DENR - EMB.
Attendees takes home free posters and booklets from the DENR booth.

One of the schools participated on this event.