DAVAO DEL NORTE, Oct. 10 (PIA)—Davao del Norte’s Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) is engaging the youth into an innovative way of recycling wastes through what it called a “buy-back scheme.”
Dubbed as “BASURESIKLO: Gasa ni Kuya, Baylo sa Basura”, the recycling project of PENRO-Davao del Norte is pegged on the thrust of the present administration that is to “Yield Growth in Agriculture and Environmental Sustainability.”
Provincial Governor Edwin I. Jubahib mentioned “BASURESIKLO” as one of his landmark accomplishments during his first 100 days in administration as first-term local chief executive of the Province of Davao del Norte.
An estimated 2,100 kilos of clean and dry plastics wastes have been collected through the “BASURESIKLO: Gasa ni Kuya, Baylo sa Basura” which is being piloted in nine public schools through the Youth for Environment Savers Organization (YES-O).
In exchange of the 10 kilos of collected wastes collected, the Governor has given them gifts such as school bag and tumbler; and another 1 kilo of rice for every kilo of wastes.
“We need to re-design our programs to make them socially inclusive. The youth is a powerful sector to carry our message. If they could speak the right words, to the right people, at the right time, then the chance of changing behaviors and attitude towards solid waste is high,” PENRO Department Head Romulo Tagalo said in an interview.
PENRO is set to have its final round of rolling out the BASURESIKLO: Gasa ni Kuya, Baylo sa Basura”, at Anonang National High School in the Island Garden City of Samal on October 11.
PENRO will award gifts from Jubahib in exchange of the wastes that the students will hand over.
Romulo is expecting another moment of creating a new kind of zeal for waste recycling. (PIA XI/ Jeanevive Duron Abangan)
Source: PIA Feed