Foreign and local volunteers teach locals how to properly and systematically segregate solid wastes to prepare them in managing the Materials Recovery Facilities to be established in the barangays.

Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo observes the volunteers and learners from the three pilot barangays Piapi, Looc and Bantayan.

The activity was held at the Poblacion 1 gymnasium hosted by Punong Barangay Harrison Gonzales.

Merci Ferrer, Consultant of War on Wastes-Negros Oriental and Sonia Mendoza, Chairperson of Mother Earth Foundation briefed Mayor on the necessity and mechanics of the activity.

This is in line with the objective of the city government to practice segregation of wastes at source in the households or barangays to be sorted at the MRFs and finally dispose residuals at the soon to be built sanitary landfill.

Appeals will also be made to corporations to lessen the use of plastics or shift their preference in packaging and products to more environmentally friendly materials.