Schools should use garbage bins made of eco-friendly materials, Board Member Marivic Roxas on Tuesday said.
In a resolution she authored, Roxas asked the Department of Education (DepEd) Region IV-B to continuously promote proper waste disposal and segregation in their respective areas.
“These [garbage bins] can be by the use of wood, rattan, ethnic and traditional materials or to be more creative, they can combine non-biodegradable materials like recycled used bottles and other combination of materials,” she said in a statement.
The resolution was also furnished by DepEd Division Superintendent Servillano Arzaga.
The measure also aims to promote “social responsibility” among children and bring to greater extent the implementation of the “zero plastic waste campaign” of the province, the statement also said.
It also says that “The proper waste disposal, based on the resolution, aims to instill into the minds of the students the importance of proper waste disposal and segregation.”
The resolution wants to provide a “long-term solution in the growing waste problems in the province.”
Through teaching children the basics of proper waste disposal, Roxas believes critical environments can be protected for future generations.
“Our children are the future of our province. We should really equip our children with high moral standards and social responsibility. Though they are young, they can go along in maintaining the cleanliness and orderliness of our province,” the statement added.
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