Face mask recycling campaign launched

ROXAS CITY — The Capiz Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (CaPENRO) has launched the “Mask and Trash-in-a-Bottle” campaign at the Provincial Capitol on June 30.

The campaign aims to educate the public on the importance of waste segregation and reduction in the workplace and at home.

Wastes such as used face masks and plastic bottles must be placed in clean plastic bottles so these would be safely collected.

The face masks and other wastes would be collected separately as “used face masks are a hazardous waste,” CaPENRO said.

Those bottles with used face masks inside are labeled as hazardous.

Bottles with face masks would be put in a final disposal facility while the bottles with other trash will be converted into eco-bricks which serve as a substitute to hollow blocks.

The project is under CaPENRO’s Environmental Management Services.*