TACLOBAN CITY – The provincial government of Northern Samar recognized all its 24 local government units for their exemplary performance in ecological solid waste management.
The 24 towns were recognized during the Environmental Dayaw Awards 2023 on Thursday.
Solid waste management is one of the climate change mitigation efforts pushed by the provincial government through reducing plastic waste consumption and enhancing segregation at source in the village and municipal level, Northern Samar Governor Edwin Ongchuan said in his message.
He said these efforts would help protect and conserve the environment while creating self-sufficient and climate change-resilient communities.
“We thank local officials in the 24 towns under the province and to all municipal environment and natural resources officers for ensuring that the solid waste management programs are properly implemented in their respective areas and in the province,” Ongchuan added.
Dayaw award is a collaboration of the provincial government with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources provincial office, and the League of Environment and Natural Resources officers.
All the 24 towns received environmental stewardship awards.
Aside from stewardship awards, the towns of Gamay, Laoang, Palapag, San Antonio and Victoria were awarded under the replicable and regenerative residual waste processing categories.
Recognized for their responsive composting facility were the towns of Palapag, Catarman, San Roque, Laoang, and Victoria.
For the productive materials recovery facility, awardees were San Roque, bobon, Victoria, Allen, Laoang, and Catarman towns.
Gamay, Catarman, San Roque, Allen, Laoang and San Antonio were recognized for the most improved municipality in ecological solid waste management.
Special awards were also presented to individuals for their contribution and work in the implementation of solid waste management programs. (PNA)