CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Another beach area in Central Luzon was the subject of a cleanup drive by more than 100 employees from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and local government of Mariveles in Bataan.
The cleanup team embarked recently on a cleanup drive along the Aguawan beach in the said province in an effort to maintain the coastal cleanliness and good water quality.
In April 2019, Aguawan Beach was declared by Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu as the first swimmable area in the Manila Bay region. During the cleanup activity, it was noteworthy that no waste was collected along the coastline of Aguawan beach in Sisiman village.
However, participants were able to collect some 2,000 kilograms of waste composed mostly of styrofoam, food wrappers, cigarette butts, and other plastic materials upon cleaning the roadside leading to the beach.
The DENR urged the public to continuously support the Manila Bay cleanup and rehabilitation program to make other areas fit again for swimming and other forms of recreation activities.
Just recently, Meycauayan River was cleaned of residual solid waste mostly made up of single-use plastics, styrofoam packaging, and household garbage by personnel from the DENR and the local government unit of Meycauayan.