PG-ENRO OIC Manny Calayag, Jail Superintendent Ma. Annie Ablan Espinosa,and SJO1 Ronald R. Inciong during the distribution of 10 sets of Segregation Trash Bins at the Quezon Provincal Jail. The said project was commenced under the initiative of Quezon Governor David “Jayjay” C. Suarez and PG-ENRO. (QUEZON PIO)
The Provincial Government - Environment and Natural Resources Office (PG-ENRO), through the initiative of Quezon Governor David “Jayjay” C. Suarez distributed 78 Segregation Trash Bins, or 26 sets of 3,this September 3 and 4 at the Quezon Provincial Jail (QPJ), as well as in two public schools with the goal of managing their waste material.
QPJ is set to be a model for waste management in detention centers, which is the primary reason why it was chosen to host the project first. Lucena East VII Elementary School and Quezon Science High School were given 10 sets of trash bins each, in order to better organize their trash and to make their responsible waste management efforts easier to monitor.
Aset of Segregation Trash Bins contain 3 receptacles with the respective labels ofbiodegradable, recyclables, and residual. Waste materials are then thrown into their corresponding containers, so that they could either be reused as organic fertilizer or processed again to create new things. Another project lined up is charcoal briquetting, which will make use of small trees or plants that have been cut or their trimmings which are disposed of anyway.
A seminar to better inform the detainees of QPJ about the benefits of waste segregation and proper waste disposal was also conducted during the event. The training was also held in the schools and some government offices.
The Republic Act 9003 or Ecological Solid Waste Management Act is a law mandated for the proper separation of waste material, the said project of the Provincial Government is aligned with this national thrust. (Quezon PIO)