Nueva Vizcaya towns ink pact on zero waste program

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya (PIA) – Six towns here recently pledged their support for the implementation of the Zero Waste Program (ZWP) in their communities.

The towns of Alfonso Castaneda, Dupax del Norte, Dupax del Sur, Quezon, Kayapa and Kasibu signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the provincial government during the recent celebration of the Zero Waste Month in the province.

Forester Delia Agunoy, SWMP coordinator, said the provincial government’s Environment and Natural Resources Office (ENRO) will supervise and support the implementation of the Zero Waste Program in the six municipalities.

“We will provide the needed manpower and funding resources to assist our municipalities on the implementation of the ZWM in their communities,” she said.

The MOA also requires the municipalities to conduct a regular clean-up day to rid – off their communities with solid wastes that clogged canals, creeks, rivers and other bodies of water.

Zero Waste means designing and managing products and processes to systematically avoid and eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserve and recover all resources, and not burn or bury them.

Implementing Zero Waste will eliminate all discharges to land, water or air that are a threat to planetary, human, animal or plant health.

Zero Waste refers to waste management and planning approaches which emphasize waste prevention as opposed to end of pipe waste management. (ALM/BME/PIA 2-Nueva Vizcaya)