March 5, 2021 at 12:14:46 PM
Manila, Philippines—Various environmental organizations will join hands on March 6, 2021 (Saturday) at 5pm in a live virtual concert titled Artists for Clean Air to call on the country’s top legislators to scrap the Waste-to-Energy Bill and UPHOLD the Clean Air Act.
Spearheaded by the EcoWaste Coalition, No Burn Pilipinas, and Break Free From Plastic PH project together with artists, and other advocacy groups, the concert will feature performances from musicians including the calls and demands of community members, barangay leaders, and environmental advocates who are concerned with the legalization of burning waste citing that doing so would violate the country’s key environmental laws.
The Philippine 18th Congress is set to enact a legislation that would allow waste incineration as proposed in the Senate Bill 1789 otherwise known as the Waste-to-Energy Act authored by Senator Win Gatchalian saying that this is a more sustainable power generation and waste management system.
The groups are hoping that the government will reconsider its stand on the proposal and find other sustainable means to solve the garbage problem such as the implementation of Zero Waste programs by recycling, composting, and reuse to help decrease the volume of trash sent to landfills
They are also urging and asking for support from different communities, cities, and local government units to join their petition and to refuse Waste-to-Energy incineration facility proposals in their areas.
To watch the live concert on March 6, 2021, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/EWCoalition
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For more information, please contact:
Break Free From Plastic PH Project