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NAVOTAS CITY – The Navotas City government intensified its zero-waste drive with the inauguration of the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in a move to improve the environment in the city.
The local government partnered with the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) and Mother Earth Foundation for the construction of the facility in Barangay Bagumbayan North as well as implementation of the Zero Waste Program.
GAIA is a worldwide alliance of more than 800 grassroots groups, non-governmental organizations, and individuals in over 90 countries whose ultimate vision is a just, toxic-free world without incineration.
On the other hand, Mother Earth Foundation is a non-governmental organization of men and women from the Philippines who seek to raise the level of public awareness on environmental issues and mobilize people to act positively on the resolution of these issues.
Both institutions, along with the deputized eco-police of Navotas City Environment and Natural Resources Office, observe the barangay’s implementation of its door-to-door sorted waste collection and enforcement of environment-related ordinances.
When they visited the plant, they commended the local government’s multi-sector efforts for the implementation of the waste management program in the barangay, particularly in focusing on addressing residents about the importance of promoting zero waste in the city.
Meanwhile, the Navotas City Hospital, in partnership with Tondo Medical Center, will hold a blood-letting event on December 12 at the hospital.