Ten (10) Plastic Densifiers and 10 Shredders were received by the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) last August 9 and 10 and will be formally distributed to 10 LGUs in the province comes Monday, August 15, during the province’s regular Convocation program.
Green Valley Machineries (GVM), the local supplier and winning bidder, tested the machines at the Capitol Covered Court attended by MENRO personnel of the recipient LGUs.
Different kinds of plastic wastes such as water bottles and cellophane wrappers and broken bottle glasses were tested at the shredder, after which the shredded plastics were “cooked’ at the plastic densifier to produce plastic floor tiles.
It was a “hands-on” experience for the MENRO personnel present particularly during the production of plastic floor tiles where they were able to see first-hand on how to process shredded plastics and transform them into molded floor tiles of different shapes.
PEMO chief Siegfred Flaviano who was also present during the demo/testing pointed out that the positive result of the machine distribution is that plastics, cellophanes and broken glasses, among others, will be minimized.
“LGUs residual wastes that will be dumped at the Sanitary Landfill will decrease with the absence of the said wastes since it will be recycled and converted into useful products,” Flaviano added.
The machines which cost P150,00.00 each or a total of P 3 million is part of PEMO’s recycling project under its Solid Waste Management program.
Part of the package for the Plastic Densifier includes a single burner stove, LPG tank and 3 types of molders.
Except for Koronadal City, all the 10 municipalities are beneficiaries of the program.