NAVOTAS City Mayor John Rey M. Tiangco led the inauguration of the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) yesterday at Bgy. Bagumbayan North (BBN).
Navotas has partnered with GAIA and Mother Earth Foundation to implement a Zero Waste Program, which includes the establishment of MRFs.
GAIA is a worldwide alliance of more than 600 grassroots groups, non-government organizations and individuals who are leading the transition toward a zero waste world.
Mother Earth Foundation, on the other hand, is working with communities, schools and private institutions in the Philippines in implementing zero waste projects.
Both organizations observed the implementation of BBN’s door-to-door sorted waste collection and its enforcement of environmental laws, together with deputized eco-police of the Navotas City Environment and Natural Resources Office.
During the visit, the participants, who were mostly members of the GAIA global network, praised the multi-sector effort of Navotas in implementing the waste management program in BBN, particularly their focus on making residents understand the importance of practicing zero waste in the city.
The participants came from different countries including South Africa, Tunisia, Ghana, Indonesia, India, Morocco, Vietnam, Albania, Tanzania, Taiwan, China and Brazil.
Among those who attended the affair were Vice Mayor Clint Gernomo, Bgy. Captain Malou Gonzles and other city officials.