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No More Landfill For Bacolod, Centralized MRF Mulled

The city government of Bacolod,phillipines led by Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez, is working towards creating a "zero waste" metro. They plan to replace sanitary landfills with a centralized Material Recovery Facility (MRF). A 36-hectare lot is being procured for the MRF's construction, and two adjacent properties near the existing landfill may be acquired to establish a buffer zone and an eco-park. A company from Cebu has proposed a public-private partnership (PPP) to collaborate on the MRF project, with an estimated investment of P1 billion, including the handling of medical waste. Additionally, the city government is promoting waste segregation at the source among households, using incentives as an approach to encourage residents to adopt this practice. The ultimate goal is to achieve zero waste in the city.

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    This is a great move

    • walter lungayi

      36 w

      The move towards a "zero waste" metro in Bacolod, Philippines is a commendable effort towards sustainable waste management, with the replacement of landfills with a centralized Material Recovery Facility (MRF) and incentives for waste segregation at the source. The proposed public-private partnership for the MRF project is also a promising step towards effective collaboration in achieving this goal.

      • johnte ndeto

        36 w

        Other governments should follow suit to safeguard a clean future

        • Tabitha Kimani

          36 w

          A move towards a clean future.

          • Kevin

            36 w

            This is very progressive

            • Esther Wanjiku

              36 w

              A very welcome move

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