Less trash collected in Luneta during this year Christmas celebration

Less trash collected in Luneta during this year Christmas celebration

This could be considered another first.

Rizal Park has always been favorite among Filipinos to spend their holidays, with wide and open spaces which are very ideal for family picnics.

For the first time the National Parks Development Committee (NPDC), an attached agency of the Department of Tourism (DOT),reported that it collected less trash in Rizal Park or more known as Luneta Park this Christmas season compared to last year.

Luneta Park after the  Christmas celebration.
(photo credit to owner)

NPDC executive director Cecile Lorenzana-Romero said from December 24 to 25, about 50 metric tons of garbage were collected in the park by the city personnel.

By tonnage this year’s garbage collection is less compared last year.

"NPDC employees, security guards and police provided free garbage bags to the park goers so they won't leave their trash at the park and advised them to throw their garbage at the designated garbage bins," she said.

NPDC in its bid to strengthen the zero-waste management,is planning to partner with the Manila City Hall in launching more clean-up projects inside the park.

"As part of DOT's campaign on sustainable tourism and eco-friendly tourist destinations and to address this concern, the NPDC will come up with a Zero-Waste/Trash Segregation Program to promote discipline among the park-goers and to lessen the impact of trash to the environment," Lorenzana-Romero said.
"Our idea for next year is to tie up with Manila City Hall in providing programs/workshops that promote zero waste, trash segregation and composting to promote sustainability and environment-friendly practices in the city. I think this is also aligned with Yorme's (Mayor Isko Moreno's) stance on cleaning up Manila," she added. 

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Report from PNA

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