At least 50 volunteers from Aboitiz Construction, local government units (LGU) of Iloilo City and other volunteers from the private sector teamed up with the Iloilo City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) for a coastal clean-up drive in Barangay Sto. Niño Norte, Iloilo City recently.
Over 160 kilograms of solid wastes that include plastic and paper rubbish were collected by the volunteers, properly segregated and disposed accordingly while 50 environment-friendly posters were also hung around the barangay vicinity to remind the residents of the campaign.
“We are grateful to Aboitiz Construction for their participation in this activity. This proves that both public and private sectors should work hand in hand in promoting environmental sustainability,” said CENRO Environmental Management Specialist Mary Jean Irisari.
The Aboitiz Group has championed and aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Last year, Aboitiz Construction organized capacity building programs that focused on effective solid waste management for government officials of Barangay Pinamucan Ibaba and Simlong in Batangas City and Barangay Buanoy in Balamban, Cebu.
The company also donated materials to support the waste management efforts of the said barangays.