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Manila opens MRF at Manila Zoo

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Manila has stepped up its recycling efforts with the opening of its new materials recovery facility at the Manila Zoo on Monday.

Mayor Honey Lacuna led the ribbon cutting for the facility along with Department of Public Services officer in charge Kayle Nicole Amurao.

The facility has a bioreactor, biocomposer, and two units of biodegradable waste shredders, which were donated by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Department of Trade and Industry.

“Ito pong material recovery facility ay isinasagawa natin para po sa patuloy na pagrerecycle natin at magawa po nating mas kapaki-pakinabang muli ang ilang bagay na sa tingin po natin ay wala ng silbi,” Lacuna said.

The MRF could process biodegradable waste, recyclable waste, and residual waste with potential into items that could be turned into livelihood products, according to the Manila Public Information office.

Tarpaulins could be recycled into eco bags, fans, pouches, and other household items, it said.

Animal manure from Manila Zoo, collected dry leaves, and leftover vegetables from Divisoria could be turned into soil conditioner, it said.

The soil conditioner could be distributed to various organizations and could also be sold to consumers, it added.