The town of General Mariano Alvarez (GMA) signed a partnership with EcoWaste Coalition (Ecowaste) Tuesday to reach a “zero waste” status by the end of 2018.
Mayor Walter D. Echavarria, Jr. and EcoWaste group’s President Eileen Sison, engaged in a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that aims to strengthen the implementation of Republic Act 9003, or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act in the town’s thriving communities in the said municipality via direct capacity building activities in seven focal barangays and outreach interventions for the 20 other barangays.
Michael Templonuevo, Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officer (MENRO) said the MOA serves to formalize the partnership “since EcoWaste Coalition has been helping our town [GMA] since October last year.”
“We undertake this environmental initiative in collaboration with the EcoWaste Coalition and the DILG as this will complement and reinforce our earnest efforts to clean up our barangays, reduce garbage generation, and heighten municipal compliance to R.A. 9003,” said Mayor Echevarria, Jr.
As NGO partner of the municipal government and the DILG, the EcoWaste Coalition will conduct a study on household ecological solid waste management (ESWM) practice, implement a capacity building program for the seven focal barangays and provide technical assistance to these barangays to enhance existing solid waste management (SWM) ordinances.
Source: EcoWaste Coalition