ILOILO City – To show their support for the province’s solid waste management program, twelve government units (LGUs) from the different parts of Iloilo showcased their products and creations from recyclable materials on Monday.
A dozen LGUs exhibited their recycled products at Iloilo provincial Capitol to kick off the province’s Solid Waste Management Awareness week, said Mitzi Peñaflorida, senior environment management specialist of Iloilo Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office, in an interview.
“This is one of our efforts to show the province that trash can still be made useful and saleable,” Peñaflorida added.
Among the items displayed are bags, slippers, decorative pots, pillows, stuffed toys, and chairs made of plastic and other residual wastes.
Decorated bottles, paper flower vases, key chains, and dolls dressed in left-over fabrics are also exhibited.
“These products are eco-friendly choices of the Ilonggos who wish to give their relatives and friends something special this holiday season,” she said.
As some of the items are for sale, the PENRO-Iloilo is eyeing to tap the Local Economic Development and Investment Promotion (LEDIP) Center for the products to be labeled, packaged, and become ready for the market.
“We will help them in packaging the products. We will tap the LEDIP to help especially on the costing to put value in the effort and materials used by our participants” she said.
The towns of Miag-ao, Batad, Ajuy, San Dionisio, New Lucena, Santa Barbara, Dumangas, Tigbauan, Leon, Badiangan, Cabatuan, and the city of Passi have participated in the product display. (PNA)