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Non-toxic New Year sought




THE EcoWaste Coalition urged public elementary and high schools to celebrate the New Year in a safe and non-toxic way, stressing that the students should stay away from all types of firecrackers to usher in the new year.

The environment group impressed upon some 1,000 students present in their annual “Iwas Paputoxic” campaign at the Jose Rizal Elementary School (JRES) in Tondo, Manila that it is better safe than sorry as firecracker injuries can be very painful, irreparable and even life-threatening.

Also present in the event were Miss Earth Philippines 2018 Silvia Celeste Cortesi, Miss Air Philippines 2018 Zahra Bianca Saldua, Miss Fire Philippines 2018 Jean Nicole de Jesus, and several Department of Health, Bureau of Fire Protection,  Philippine National Police and barangay officials.

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