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YTPI partners with MCC, city agri office on sludge reutilization project

MABALACAT CITY — Yokohama Tire Philippines Inc., as part of its initiatives to save the environment, introduced the use of sludge waste as fertilizer for trees and consumable crops to officials of the Mabalacat City College (MCC) and Mabalacat City Agriculture Office (MCAO).

In a meeting with MCC Kayantabe and MCAO, YTPI’s Environmental Management Section Manager Reynante Legion discussed their project on the reutilization of sludge waste produced by the company.

He said that in a study conducted by YTPI, it was found that sludge — which is the company’s most produced waste — has the potential to be used as fertilizer.

This was discovered after YTPI’s annual Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TLCP), Legion said.

The parties agreed to utilize this into the existing environmental projects of MCC such as the Balakat Tree planting project and the use of organic fertilizer in agriculture which will help farmers lessen their expenses.

Among those present in the meeting were MCC Kayantabe Manager Carol R. Arboleda, Partnership and External Relations Officer Marilyn Gomez, and MCAO High-Value Crop Program Coordinator Alex Layson.

According to MCC, it continues to champion its advocacy on Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG12, which promotes sustainable consumption and production patterns.

MCC, YTPI and MCAO expressed enthusiasm towards this project.