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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Let's recycle fellow Pinoys!

My hubby and I are have been active supporters of recycling for many years now. Even our sons know where to "throw" their scratch papers or fruit peelings. In our home, we have several waste baskets and empty rice sacks where we segregate all our trash (paper, plastic, cans etc.). All biodegradables are buried in our backyard while those that can still be used or recycled, we sell/give to the dyaryo-bote guys roaming the village streets. Konti na lang yung nakokolekta sa amin when the garbage truck comes twice a week. We really believe in making our environment safer for future generations through responsible waste management.

The email below was such good news to me because I have long been despairing of where to dump all the non-traditional trash that we still have at home -- a broken computer keyboard, a DVD player that recently went kaput, old cellphones that don't work anymore etc. etc. I am very glad that the program below has already been initiated last September. Last week, the waste trading market has also been featured in the Probe Team and I really hope that a lot of Filipinos will take part in making our country a better place to live in.

Let's all do our part by making recycling a habit. Promise, it's not at all difficult as long as you have the determination to see it through :) Please spread the good news by forwarding this information to your friends and family.

Thanks and God bless,
Ruth

---------- Forwarded message ----------

THE WASTE TRADING MARKETS!

...... *October 6 (and every first Friday of the month) at the Gold Crest
Car
Park, Ayala Ctr* (along Arnaiz Ave. Makati), and ......*Oct 20 (and every
third Friday of the month) at the Alabang Town Center (Alabang - Zapote Rd)

WHAT THE WASTE MARKETS OFFER;

Trade scrap paper for new (office/ mimeo) paper!
Trade used ink cartridges for new!
Sell your electronic waste (junk computers) and old / broken appliances
Sell your used lead acid batteries
Redeem the following for cash: PET plastic bottles and other plastics,
aluminum/tin cans, scrap glass
Drop off points also provided for junk cellphones/ cellphone batteries/
styrofoam

The Waste Markets aim to make recycling convenient and accessible, especially for those who frequent commercial shopping areas, and also to show that Filipinos CAN make recycling a habit!

Please help spread the word and forward this announcement to friends, family and colleagues.

For more information, contact Nancy pilien at the Phil. Business for the Environment via the contact details below.

Thank you!

Philippine Business for the Environment (PBE) 2F DAP Bldg.,
San Miguel Ave., Ortigas Center Pasig City
Tel: (63-2)635.3670 / (63-2)635.2650 to 51
Fax: (63-2)631.5714 / CP: 0917.405.9265
Email: ctem@csi.com.ph
Website: www.pbe.org.ph / www.iem.net.ph

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