The extreme population growth has brought about many problems especially with regards to the garbage disposal. The waste collected daily is more than the capacity that can be disposed of properly. The most prominent waste product is plastic and has become a big problem with regards to its disposal. You might have read or heard about the plastic problem in the oceans where the water creatures have fallen victim because they thought of it as food.
In Bay, Laguna, they have started a campaign wherein when you surrender plastic waste; it will be replaced with washing detergent. Councilor Jimbo Reyes, through his Facebook post, had urged the residents to collect their plastic waste and bring it to their office. They, in turn, will replace this with powder detergent that can be used in washing clothes.
Their slogan for this project is “Less basura, less problema, libre pa sabong panlaba”. According to the councilor, this project is a program of the members of AMBEC (Association of Municipal and Barangay Environment Council) in Bay, Laguna. He further encouraged his constituents to start collecting their plastic wastes. They should coordinate with the Committee on Environment or MENRO (Municipal Environment and Natural Resource Office) in the Municipal Hall.
Reyes reminded the residents to ensure that the waste products are clean and dry. He urged them to take part in #TeamEnvironment and it seems to be getting positive feedback. Although it may be true that it’s getting hard to contain and dispose of the wastes properly, if everyone would just cooperate with the schemes that the government had been initiating, the country will not drown in waste. Cooperating with these schemes will be for the best of everyone. Another thing that everyone should consider is trying to avoid too much use of plastic. If you can use an alternative for plastic, it will be better.