200 tons of campaign materials trash collected

May 17, 2019

A TOTAL of 29 truckloads of discarded election-related paraphernalia were collected by Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) all over the Metro Manila from March 1 to May 16.

The MMDA Metro Parkways Clearing Group (MPCG) said the volume of collection is equivalent to 200.37 tons or 705.34 cubic meters.

During post-election clearing operations, collected campaign trash reached 23.42 tons on May 14; 14.45 tons on May 15, and 17.08 tons on May 16 from major thoroughfares and vicinity of public schools in Metro Manila.

MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim said the campaign materials will not be thrown away at landfills but will be converted to bags, place mats, baskets, school supplies and other useful items.

Environmental groups who want to recycle the campaign materials may coordinate with the agency.