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A total of 231 kilograms of low density plastics were collected in Barangays Narat-an, San Rafael, Lanutan, Oyungan, Tabunacan, Bacauan, Guibongan and Kirayan Norte during the launching of the Miagao Action on Cleanliness Program, Saturday. Under the Program “Basura Mo, Pagkaon Mo’’, five kilograms of LDP may be exchanged to one kilogram of rice, two cans of sardines and one bar of soap. VIA MAC NAPULAN/MIAG-AO LGU LDPs are lightweight plastics likesando bags, shampoo and coffee sachets which are commonly used in everyhousehold. Initial beneficiaries of thesearmchairs are Miag-ao Central Elementary School, Guibongan Integrated Schooland Olango Integrated School. MIAG-AO, Iloilo – Each month, this southern municipality churns outan estimated five tons of plastic waste. An innovative undertaking is provingto be an effective solution to this problem. “The chairs are used by Grade 3students from last year until this year,” Miag-ao Central Elementary Schoolprincipal Jacinta Nonato said./PN “Namikay mabayluhan ang plastic kang pagkaon kag malimpyuhan man angpalibot,” he said. “Makabulig gid ang bugas, habon kag sardinas,” he said. The collected LDP are stored in aresidual containment area at the materials recovery facility located inBarangay Baybay Norte until they reach one ton. For every five kilograms of LDP,citizens are provided with food packs (one kilogram of rice, two cans ofsardines and one bar of laundry soap). One of the supporters of the BMPKproject is Hernan Gabinete, a Barangay Kirayan Norte resident. It takes approximately two months toreach the one ton quota of collected LDP from the community. “Kaytungod indi gid ma-segregate sang mayo ang mga basura nila sa pamalay,” Napulansaid. To motivate more Miagaowanons tosupport his waste segregation campaign, Mayor Macario Napulan thought ofincentivizing the collection of LDPs. BY LOUANGEL JEI D. BENJAMIN The local government of Miag-ao hasgathered enough plastics for 150 armchairs since it was first implemented in2018. Once the quota is reached, the MENROwill deliver it to the municipality of San Miguel wherein a facility funded bythe Villar Foundation would melt and turn one ton of plastics into 50armchairs. LDPs are collected by MENRO personnelevery Saturday starting in Barangay Narat-an to Brangay Calampitao from 7 a.m.to 5 p.m. The BasuraMo, Pagkaon Ko (BMPK) Project has lessened the plastic wastes of residentsexchanging their low density plastics (LDPs) with food packs. Through the BMPK project, Miag-ao hasbeen able to reduce plastic wastes from five tons a month to the current threetons a month, said Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO)staff Jeyson Toledo.