Addressing proper waste segregation, one of the environmental issues of the times, the Local Government Unit of Pagudpud, headed by Mayor Marlon Sales, one of the young mayors in Ilocos Norte, is creating awareness among its citizens about their rights and responsibilities towards solid waste and cleanliness of their town. We are hoping other places will follow this admirable initiative for a greener environment.

Among the numerous benefits of waste segregation is that the segregated waste like plastics and paper has been a valuable commodity sellable to local and foreign markets. It encourages communities to adopt waste segregation practices for income generating activities.

a trail blazer in ecotourism and nature protection

a trail blazer in ecotourism and nature protection, Mayor Marlon Sales of Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte

Segregation of Waste

Waste can be segregated as

1. Biodegradable

2. Non-biodegradable

Biodegradable waste include organic waste, e. g. kitchen waste, vegetables, fruits, flowers, leaves from the garden, and paper.

Non-biodegradable waste can be further segregated into:
a) Recyclable waste – plastics, paper, glass, metal, etc.
b) Toxic waste – old medicines, paints, chemicals, bulbs, spray cans, fertilizer and pesticide containers, batteries, shoe polish.
c) Soiled – hospital waste such as cloth soiled with blood and other body fluids.

Toxic and soiled waste must be disposed of with utmost care.

(Source for Segregation of Waste: EduGreen)