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Proper waste management in Boracay pushed

Sen. Cynthia A. Villar, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, donated a unit of waste shredder and composter to help implement proper waste management in Boracay and help in the island’s recovery from its environmental woes.

According to Villar, trainors from the Bureau of Soils and Water Management will teach Boracay residents how to use the shredder and composter in processing their kitchen wastes.

“Composting is a must in Boracay because the establishments there produce a lot of kitchen or food wastes. So we have to teach the people how to compost them,” the senator said.

She added that she has asked the Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority as well as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to give more composters to Boracay.

“FPA will give a composter for kitchen wastes also and the DENR give an equipment to process both kitchen and plastic wastes. Those will really help the residents and establishments in dealing with wastes using proper composting and recycling procedures,” she added.

Villar, a proponent of solid waste management and composting, has initiated the establishment of composting centers in barangays in Las Piñas City, which conduct rotary composting at vermicomposting.