On February 16, 2023, the Toxic and Hazardous Wastes Research, Development, and Extension Center (THWRDEC) distributed various Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) materials to visitors at the Las Pinas Paranaque Wetland Park (LPPWP).
The activity is part of the Center’s continuous promotional efforts in raising awareness of its mandates and researches, as well as collaborative IEC efforts between the Center and DENR-NCR in line with the celebration of World Wetlands Day.
IEC materials distributed include the factsheet on the Center’s recently conducted project (“Managing Healthcare Wastes (HCWs”) in Non-hospital-based Clinical Laboratories in the Cities of Makati, Manila and Quezon), flyer on the Center’s technology adopters (“ENR Technology Adopters in Metro Manila, and proper management of toxic and hazardous wastes” (“Paano ang Tamang Pamamahala ng mga Nakalalason at Mapanganib na Basura?”), and poster for one of its completed projects (Waste to Resource: Treating Wastewater Using Low-Cost Adsorbents).
Other information materials distributed include information on other ENR technologies such as the recommended Pollutant-Absorbent Plant Species (PAPS), Floating Garden Phytoremediation Technology, and other topics relative to toxic and hazardous wastes management, such as household hazardous wastes, low-cost adsorbents, healthcare wastes, basic information on toxic and hazardous wastes, different types of plastics, and plastic pollution, among others.
Recipients of the IEC materials expressed appreciation for the IEC materials distributed. Some expressed their interest in getting electronic copies of several materials for their reference.
Moreover, one recipient commended the effort of the Center for coming up with the said information materials.
Undoubtedly, some noted that the information on the use of recommended pollutant-absorbent plant species for vertical/floating garden could be of great help particularly on pollution abatement.
Thus, the information materials could be considered a great reference vis-a-vis promotional strategy Jonathan Alexander DJ Galang, IO II and Lara S. Fajardo, SRS I, THWRDEC.