- Barangay Tartaria in Silang, Cavite has started their own “plastic palit bigas” project
- This was the local government unit’s way of encouraging their residents to properly dispose of their waste
- The netizens praised the barangray's initiative to address the waste at their place
A barangay in Silang, Cavite has started their “Isang kilong plastic, isang kilong bigas” project. KAMI learned that the local government unit’s initiative was praised by the netizens.
In a report by Inquirer, the main goal of Barangay Tartaria is encourage their residents to properly dispose of their waste. Therefore, they launched a project that provides a kilogram of rice to their residents in exchange for a kilogram of plastic.
According to Barangay Secretary Karlo Manalo Alvarez, they first announced the project last October 2018. However, they just started implementing it last February 4.
“Ang purpose po nito ay para hindi nagkalat ang basura lalo na po ang plastic. Alam naman po natin na ito ay bumabara sa daanan ng tubig,” Alvarez said.
The goal is to create “ecobricks” out of the plastics collected. The plastics will be shredded and placed inside plastic bottles in order to make reusable building block.
The netizens liked the local government unit’s initiative. Here are some of their comments based on the Facebook page of Barangay Tartaria:
“Galing na program yan, congrats”
“wow nmn ang galing”
“Sana lahat ng brgy. Para hndi maging barado ang canal nten, kase minsan apaw n sa canal ung tubig, pag dating sa himlayan puro plastik at basura galing sa dinaanan ng canal.”
“Napakaganda ng ordinansa nyo. Sana i adapt ng buong Pilipinas.”
According to a report by GMA News, the Sanggunian Kabataan of Barangay Talon in Amadeo, Cavite, came up with the “plastic palit bigas” project back in November 2018. This project was lauded by Senator Loren Legarda when she gave a speech for the Zero Waste Cities Summit 2019.
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