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CDC President and CEO Atty. Agnes VST Devanadera (6th from right) led the opening ceremony of the 27th Recyclables and Hazardous Waste Collection Event in Clark. Also present during the event are (from left to right) CDC Environmental Permits Division (EPD)  Manager Engr. Erwin Bognot, EPA officer Yaz Dizon, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 3 Assistant Regional Director Laudemir S. Salac, DENR- Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) Region 3 Hazardous Waste Management Unit Head Lily Amor Castro-Dizon, CDC EPD Assistant Manager Mayflor Candelaria, Environmental Practitioners’ Association, Inc. (EPA) President Engr. Rolando Sta. Cruz, Semirecycling Company Inc. officer Gina Castillo, Geos Inc. executive Red Fuentes, and CDC Construction Management Division (CMD) Engr. Roy Magat. (CDC Photo)

CLARK FREEPORT — Championing environmental sustainability, the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) organized the 27th Recyclables and Hazardous Waste Collection Event (RHWCE), which generated a total of P641,545 worth of waste materials.

Participated in by a total of 74 locators inside this Freeport, the event was held in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), the Environmental Practitioners’ Association, Inc. (EPA), and other environmental service partners.

During the event, CDC President and CEO, Atty. Agnes VST Devanadera emphasized the significance of promoting environmentally friendly initiatives. In addition, she thanked the event’s organizers and the CDC’s partners for their commitment to promoting sustainable practices within the Freeport.

“Solid waste management should start at home. Let us start here within the CDC and then go to our locators. We have to move away from what is usual and start educating our people. We must be able to connect a healthy environment with tangible outcomes that resonate with people,” she added.

The Environmental Permits Division (EPD) led by Engr. Erwin Bognot, who organized the event, said the biggest hauls from this year’s recyclables event include 1,689 pieces of busted fluorescent bulbs and lamps valued at P140,248, 13,762 kilograms of oil-contaminated materials valued at P207,813, and 3,934 kilograms of waste electrical and electronic equipment valued at P66,884.

Environmental partners Dolomatrix Philippines, Inc., ADL Envirotechnology, Inc., Envirocare Management Precision, Inc., and Semirecycling Co., Inc., properly collected and treated the hazardous waste.

Several companies participated in the event as locators, including Yokohama Tire Philippines, Inc., Shore 360, Inc., Royce Hotel and Casino, Iqor Philippines, Inc., Global Gateway Development Corporation (GGDC), Alpha Aviation Group, Acciona-EEI Joint Venture, SFA Semicon Philippines, Luenthai International Group Phils., Inc., Dnata Travel Inc., Clark Water Corporation, SMK Electronics, Yokoisada Phils. Corporation, Quest Plus Conference Center-Clark, Luzon International Premier Airport Development (LIPAD) Corporation, and PLDT Clark, among others.

The RHWCE is the CDC’s continuing commitment to the proper disposal of common toxic and hazardous wastes through DENR-EMB-registered transporters for proper treatment.

Other key officials who were present during the event are DENR Region 3 Assistant Regional Director Laudemir S. Salac, DENR-EMB Region 3 Hazardous Waste Management Unit Head Lily Amor Castro-Dizon, and EPA President Engr. Rolando Sta. Cruz.