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<< Back to: Member News: ICLEI e-News | issue 8, June - July 2007

Weekend waste market in Makati brings in recylables

July 04, 2007

The Makati (Philippines) Weekend Waste Market brought in 7,002 kilograms of recyclables from January through April of this year.

The Makati Weekend Waste Market is a weekly recyclables collection event held every second Friday of the month, open to both Makati and non-Makati residents.

Recyclables that are acceptable to participating recycling companies are empty ink or toner cartridges, used oil, polyethylene (PET) bottles, aluminum cans, mixed paper waste, white paper/white books, newsprint, magazines, car batteries, old or junk home appliances, used computers and other office equipment.

Waste management approaches also reduce transportation-related emissions and overall energy savings by reusing items that would otherwise have to be manufactured. Also, a dependence on landfills can be reduced through waste prevention and recycling measures, resulting in the further elimination of greenhouse gas emissions. For more information on the importance of waste management, please visit www.iclei.org/ccp.

Makati is one of 16 local governments in the Philippines that are currently Members of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability.  For more information on ICLEI and its activities in Southeast Asia, please visit www.iclei.org/sea.

Source:  “Makati’s weekend waste market brought more than 7,000 kilograms of recyclables from January to April”, City of Makati press release, 9 June 2007.

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