Bay cleanup yields tons of garbage

The Manila Bay weekend cleanup campaign initiated by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority yielded more garbage as agency personnel collected seven truckloads or more than 27 tons of waste.

This is the third Saturday that the MMDA gathered individuals to pick up and haul trash on the shoreline of the Manila Bay this month.

On Nov. 3, the collected garbage weighed about 27 tons followed by 34 tons last week.

MMDA chairman Danilo Lim said the cleanup drive, aimed to promote environmental consciousness, involved 200 agency streetsweepers and was participated in by employees and teams from the city government of Manila, Coast Guard, Manila Bay Sunset Partnership Program, Rotary Club members, and college students.

Most of the waste collected were bamboo poles and driftwood which had been carried by currents from nearby fish pens, water hyacinths, plastics, household trash, and sorts of garbage thrown indiscriminately into esteros and creeks.

Topics: Manila Bay , cleanup campaign , Metropolitan Manila Development Authority , MMDA
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