Massive Clean-up gathers 45T of Trash in Basak
Massive Clean-up activity held on August 24, 2019 at Sitio Lusimba, Brgy. Basak, San Nicolas, Cebu City.
DENR 7 officials and personnel together with nearly 600 participants and volunteers from the Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine Coast Guard, BJMP, PNP, Cebu City ENRO, BLGU of Basak San Nicolas, Philippine Navy, DPWH, Phil Red Cross, DPS and Cebu City Barangay environment officers, senior citizens, Ubos Poso Day Care Center, Basak Community High School and Department of Education collected around 45 tons of trash today in a clean-up conducted at Sitio Lusimba, Brgy. Basak San Nicolas, Cebu City.
Based on the report generated by CENRO Cebu City, the 45 tons of trash collected are composes mostly of plastics, rubbers, diapers, water bottles, leather bags,sacks, glass bottles, Styrofoam, cans, used rubber tires, junk items, junk food wrappers.
The clean-up was initiated by the DENR CENRO Cebu City together with Cebu City Government and other agency partners following the request of Brgy. Basak San Nicolas.
One of the priority programs of the DENR under the leadership of Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu is the rehabilitation of river systems and other waterbodies in the country.