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Senate earmarked funds for DENR to build recycling plants, composting facilities nationwide, says Villar

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 08:07 PM December 05, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate assigned funds for plastic recycling factories and composting facilities in the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) budget for next year, according to Sen. Cynthia Villar.

At a forum by Stratbase on environment, Villar said a provision had been put in the 2020 DENR budget requiring the department to have a recycling factory in all provinces and cities.

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There’s also a provision in the DENR budget mandating the construction of composting facilities in all towns, she said.

Composting facilities would help recycle kitchen wastes and turn these into fertilizer, she added.

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Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu had said the department was finishing an order to ban single-use plastics and implement a plastic recycling program.

Edited by TSB
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