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Cleanup, tree-growing activities highlight ‘World Environment Day’ in CL

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga — About 1,300 state workers and volunteers participated in the cleanup and tree-growing activities in Central Luzon in line with this year’s celebration of World Environment Day.

The massive cleanup spearheaded was supplemental to the government’s efforts of reducing plastic pollution and keeping waterways free from solid waste.

In a statement, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources disclosed that around 570 cubic meters of solid waste were collected from coastal areas and waterways in the municipalities of Casiguran and Baler in Aurora, municipality of Orani in Bataan, municipality of Obando in Bulacan, and cities of Cabanatuan and San Jose in Nueva Ecija.

Cleanup activities were likewise held in the City of San Fernando in Pampanga, Tarlac City in Tarlac, and Botolan and Masinloc towns, and Olongapo City in Zambales.

Moreover, a total of 1,750 native tree seedlings and bamboo propagules were planted in tree-growing activities in Casiguran, Aurora, and Botolan, Zambales.

Philippine Environment Month is celebrated every June of each year under Proclamation No. 237 signed in 1988, while World Environment Day is observed every June 5.

This year’s theme is “No to Waste: Advancing Circular Economy to #BeatPlasticPollution,” which promotes immediate collective action to address plastic pollution.

It likewise promotes a circular economy as a key to increasing material lifespan, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and ending plastic pollution.

Source: PIA Region 3

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