Navotas Mayor John Rey M. Tiangco, together with Vice Mayor Clint Geronimo, Brgy. Captain Malou Gonzales and other city officials, recently led the inauguration of the Materials Recovery Facility at Brgy. Bagumbayan North or 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 works 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.