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Hundreds Join DENR 6 and SM City Roxas Led Coastal Clean Up

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Roxas City-  The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 6 together with SM City Roxas City led a Coastal Clean-Up in two (2) kilometers stretch of beach with Segment 1 at Brgy. Punta Cogon and Segment 2 at Brgy. Cogon  in Roxas City, Capiz on June 7, 2024.

This is part of the Nationwide Simultaneous Coastal Clean-Up led by the Department in partnership with SM City malls and stakeholders across the regions in celebration of the World Oceans Day and Coral Triangle Day.

There is a total of three hundred ninety-four (394) participants, one hundred forty-five (145) of which came from the youth sector. They are composed of officials and personnel from the DENR Regional Office 6 under the leadership of Regional Executive Director Livino B. Duran, Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) 6 with Regional Director Atty. Ramar Niel V. Pascua, Mines and GeoSciences Bureau (MGB) Capiz embedded personnel, PENRO Capiz led by PENR Officer Vicente A. Sardina, CENRO Mambusao CENR Officer Gregoria D. Alenaje, SM City Roxas, Roxas City ENRO, CaPENRO (LGU-Province), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Capiz Provincial Police Office (CPPO), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Capiz Maritime Police, Robinson’s Place-Roxas, PETRON Roxas Depot, and other stakeholders.

One hundred thirty-five (135) sacks of garbage weighing 1,320.30 kilograms were collected. This can be broken down into residual waste having the largest share with 1,298 kgs., recyclables being 20.80 kgs., and  special waste at 1.5 kgs.

The garbage collection is composed of cigarette butts, food wrappers, plastic and foam take out containers, plastic and metal bottle caps, plastic lids, straw/stirrers, plastic forks, knives, spoons, plastic and glass beverage bottles, tin cans, plastic grocery bags, other plastic bags, plastic and styrofoam cups and plates, diapers, sanitary napkins, other plastic and foam packaging, other plastic bottles (oil, bleach, pesticide container), paint and thinner cans, foam pieces, glass, fishing buoys, pots, traps, fishing nets, fishing line, rope, cigar tips, cigarette lighters, and construction materials.

“I am calling on everyone to dispose our garbage properly. Time and again, we continue to do our best, yet we have always fell short in fighting pollution in our seas and oceans. This problem persists and sadly, have become worse. It is not only the government’s duty to protect the environment, but a collective thrust amongst all Filipinos. Only if we practice discipline and commitment will we achieve our goals,” says RED Duran./DENR 6

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