The ERDB-THWRDEC staff during the cleanup activity in Baseco, Manila
The ERDB-THWRDEC staff during the cleanup activity in Baseco, Manila

The ERDB – Toxic and Hazardous Wastes Research Development, and Extension Center (THWRDEC) staff participated in the 2019 International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) in the Baseco area in Manila Bay on September 21, 2019. These personnel joined the thousands of volunteers who showed up in the Bataan Shipping and Engineering Company (Baseco) Are. As per the data from the DENR National Capital Region, over 15,000 volunteers joined the cleanup activity. Various materials and debris were collected and documented during the cleanup such as plastic bottles, styrofoam, packaging materials, and other types of trash. The THWRDEC staff were assigned to collect and document such materials near the Aplaya area in Baseco.

 

The THWRDEC staff present at the 2019 International Coastal Cleanup.
The THWRDEC staff present at the 2019 International Coastal Cleanup.

Various materials and debris were collected and documented during the cleanup such as plastic bottles, styrofoam, packaging materials, and other types of trash. The THWRDEC staff were assigned to collect and document such materials and near the Aplaya area in Baseco.

The 2019 International Coastal Cleanup was spearheaded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – National Capital Region. It is a massive volunteer effort aiming to remove plastic materials and other debris in the area. Aside from the Baseco area, the cleanup activity was also conducted in the Las Piñas-Paranaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA), the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Complex in Pasay City, Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) – Sta Mesa campus in Manila, Navotas Centennial/Tanza Marine Tree Park in Navotas City, and SM by the Bay, also in Pasay City. Jonathan Alexander DJ. Galang, THWRDEC