Kalinisan Karaban: P’snan’s program in solid waste management, launched

CAPITOL NEWS

Lingayen, Pangasinan – Governor Amado I. Espino, III led the launching of a new environment program that will entice the people of Pangasinan 
to convert plastic waste into valuable items.

Called Kalinisan Karaban, the program that promotes solid waste reduction and recycling was launched by the provincial chief executive on January 26 at the Capitol grounds and in other areas

The Kalinisan Karaban is a provincewide program which encourages Pangasinenses to collect plastic waste materials, including: shampoo sachets, plastic bottles and caps, sando bags, plastic cups, spoon and fork, candy wrappers, and other plastic scraps in order exchange “plastics for goods.”

Gov. Espino said that the program will change the way people look at plastic waste. 
“When they see garbage, when they see plastic, they see something else…not as garbage but as celfon loads, food products, and school supplies,” he said.

Bautista, Bugallon, San Carlos City, and Tayug are among pilot areas for the Kalinisan Karaban.

Bautista, Bugallon, San Carlos City, and Tayug are among the pilot areas where the Kalinisan Karaban would take rounds to collect plastics from their corresponding Barangays.

Collected plastic wastes can be exchanged for goods during the Kalinisan Karaban Shopping day. The provincial government of Pangasinan will coordinate with LGUs and SKs of each town and schedule when the Kalinisan Karaban Store and Hauler trucks would visit.  Acquired plastics can be swapped for goods such as: school supplies, grocery items, bags, gadgets, sack of rice, cellphone load and the like.

Since improper disposal and segregation of plastic wastes have been severly affecting the environment, Gov. Espino added, “My fellow public officials, tulungan niyo po kami dito, and imagine your barangay, your town na walang plastic.” saying the Kalinisan Karaban would be of much help in reducing plastic wastes with the coordination of each Pangasinense and official.

The Kalinisan Karaban store truck and hauler trucks are also set and ready to roll as the blessing of each is done during the launch. 

Ano pa ang hinihintay ninyo, simulan na ninyong magipon mg mga plastics,” Gov Pogi called on Pangasinenses to star collecting plastics.

The event was also attended by Vice Governor Jose Ferdinand Z. Calimlim, Jr. , Prov’l Administrator Nimrod S. Camba, and SK Federation Chairman, BM Jerome Vic Espino, Mayor Amadeo T. Espino and Vice Mayor Joseph Espino. /Mary Beth N. Tuvera

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