February 24, 2024

To generate more responses, encourage greater private sector participation, and disseminate information to the grassroots on solid waste management, the city will hold an eco-waste and sustainability expo on Sept. 2 and 3 at the People’s Park, Malcolm Square.

The activity is part of Baguio’s 114th charter anniversary celebration with the theme “Reflections of the past, visions for a resilient future.”      

The General Services Office headed by Eugene Buyucan and City Environment and Parks Management Office led by Atty. Rhenan Diwas, in partnership with the city council committee on health and sanitation, ecology and environmental protection; Zero Waste Baguio, Tingi Station, Department of Education, and other agencies endeavor to share ideas, eco-friendly practices, and practical tips to help lessen the city’s waste problems through the activity.

There will be booths and exhibitors will include local businesses, government agencies showcasing their products, services, and daily-living practical tips.

Resource persons will also be available to share their expertise, as the main endeavor is environmental awareness, behavioral and habit change, education and more efforts on solving the city’s solid waste problems.

Waste segregation, recycling/upcycling, and arts and crafts from waste products will be demonstrated and displayed at the venue. There will also be children’s activities such as storytelling sessions.

The activity aims to help create economic opportunities, partnerships, and collaborations. – Julie G. Fianza