Brooke’s Point swaps waste for school supplies


A campaign to reduce waste by swapping recyclable materials for school supplies in time for the opening of classes in June is still ongoing in Brooke’s Point.

Dubbed “Summer Challenge Activity,” the campaign is one of the new projects of the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO), the Local Government Unit of Brooke’s Point headed by Mrs.  Remie L.  Mostiero for “Balik Skwela” season, to encourage public participation in solid waste management based on R.A. 9003.

The MENRO office formulated the education promotion and information campaign strategies to encourage all community and patronize the proper waste segregation through trade of bartering the plastic bottles filled with residuals to school supplies.

Mrs.  Mostiero said that all residuals have corresponding amount of school supplies depending on the weight of the solid waste container.

A1.5 bottle full of residuals like plastic or cellophane is equivalent to 1pc. of notebook, ballpen and pencil. There are also bags, crayons and other school materials to be used as replacements.

“More wastes, more school materials,” according to Remie Mostiero.

She also added that all residuals collected will be soon a good bricks of chair structure paving material in pride “Waste to Greenpark” of Brooke’s Point.

“Lahat ng makukulekta nating mga 1.5 bottles ng soft drinks na puno ng mga residuals ay gagawing bricks ng upuan sa green park para makita ng taong bayan kung gaano kahalaga ang mga basura. ” Mostiero said.

And all given prices school supplies was sponsoredship only by all partners business stablishment with in the municipality of Brooke’s Point.

“Wala tayong ginastos dahil lahat ng ating school supplies ay nanggaling sa ating mga kapartners na business firm bilang katuwang sa pagpapatupad ng R. A. 9003.

Mayor Mary Jean Feliciano lauded the municipal employees involved in the campaign.

“Proud ako sa mga matapat at dedicated na nga emleyado ng LGU lalo na kay Mrs.  Remie Mostiero na syang nangunguna sa MENRO.

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