Bangued ties up with DOST for zero waste-A A +A
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
BANGUED, Abra -- The local government of this capital town is seriously executing its Zero Waste Management Strategic Plan with support from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPAG).
Menandro Buenafe of the DOST in Abra said they have already prepared a funding proposal for the provision of the trichoderma for the composting component of the production of organic fertilizer at the Eco-Park at Barangay Cosili here.
Trichoderma is a genus of fungi that is present in all soils and other diverse habitats which are prevalent culturable fungi that facilitate the production of organic fertilizer.
A composting area in the Eco Park had already been finished as announced by Mayor Ryan S. Luna.
On the other hand Sonny Villamor, committed the support of the OPAG in the Vermiculture component of the organic fertilizer production. Vermin is an animal specie or a kind of pest useful in the production of organic fertilizer.
The trichoderma and vermin culture will be implemented in the recycling of garbage to solve once and for all the problem of waste disposal system in this capital town. This will also address the needs of the farmers with the supply of organic fertilizer.
Meanwhile, the local government unit also convened an Eco-Summit last September 7-8 to solicit the greater participation of the populace. This was attended by department heads, 31 barangay captains, church leaders, school heads, and representatives from non-government organizations and the local media.
Technical men from the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources came over to lend support to the Zero Waste Management Program.
Members of the EMB Environmental Inspectorate Team also went around the different barangays check on the environmental sanitation status of the municipality. (Maritess Beñas)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on September 15, 2010.