There’s no denying that Filipino’s lifestyle, habits and consumption patterns have radically changed after six months into the community quarantine due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). As we are compelled to stay at home, we have relied more on deliveries for food, online shopping, and other essentials – posing additional environmental challenges because of our increased municipal solid waste (MSW) and hazardous waste.
Even before the pandemic, the Philippines has been navigating through overwhelming volume of waste. According to a 2015 report by the Ocean Conservancy and McKinsey Center for Business and Environment, the Philippines ranks third among the world’s highest contributors to the global marine plastic pollution problem.
But were you aware that household waste contribute to the biggest chunk of solid wastes in the country? The National Solid Waste Management Status Report 2008 – 2014 of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) showed that residential waste constitutes the bulk of MSW (56.7 percent), followed by commercial sources and public or private markets (27.1 percent).
Now, the biggest challenge is for us to break old habits and adopt a more sustainable lifestyle. Through its business activities, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) has always been committed in engaging in initiatives that solve social issues which include global sustainability. With environment educational campaign dubbed as #SustainAbilidad, APC aims to aid consumers to incorporate sustainable practices into their daily activities. This campaign includes social media promotions featuring Super Suzy and her kid, the main characters representing ordinary people that champion global sustainability to teach and inspire young and old members of their family and community to bring out their “SustainAbilidad”.
Here are a few reminders from Super Suzy on managing our household waste:
While we may have taken a number of steps backwards because of the pandemic, it’s not too late for every household to start sustainable practices. Segregating at source is a good start for every household as proper waste management is crucial not just for the environment but also for mitigating infectious disease transmission. Visit facebook.com/CookmunitybyAjinomotoPH/ to learn more about #SustainAbilidad.
Mrs.Enero – Angel Enero is a former IT System Administrator and now a full-time SAHM to her #littleEneros. She’s a domesticated / hands-on mom who loves baking and gardening.
MRSENERODIARIES blog is a online diary of Angel Enero. Formerly a travel blogger and now a lifestyle mommy blogger. Blogging about EAT. PRAY. LOVE. TRAVEL.
Magandang campaign yan momsh pero sana magtulungan tayong mamamayan
Dapat mas paigtingin pa po ang pag hihigpit sa pag gamit ng plastic lalo na sa mga palengke lalo na po sa mga nasa probinsya.. o kaya po maipatupad sa buong bansa. Katulad po dito kung saan kame nangungupahan grabe gumamit ang mga taga palengke ng plastic. Walang ordinansa kaya walang habas gumamit ng mga plastic bags..
Dapat talag momsh mas tutukan ang pag bantay sa pag gamit ng plastic upang ang kalikasan natin maging masaya at maayos hindi yung puro kalat dahil pag gumanti din sya satin mas grabi pa balik kaya dapat ilag patuloy ang magandang campaign nato
Great campaign para maibsan ang basura sa paligid at parin narin mapangalagaan ang ating kapaligiran at specially si Mother Earth.As much as possible dapat iwasan talaga kasi hindi maganda ang epekto nito sa atin.
This was a great campaign to save our mother earth but this will be very effective if all citizens will cooperate. We have to takecare our environment this earth that we are living are in chaos so lets help one another hen this world will be a better place. ♡