Muntinlupa residents get rice for trash

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Muntinlupa residents were able to get kilos of rice in exchange for trash.

Muntinlupa Mayor Ruffy Biazon said residents of Barangay Sucat and Barangay Bayanan exchanged discarded plastic items such as candy wrappers, sachets, and plastic packaging for rice under the “Basura, Kapalit ng Bigas” program.

Biazon said 138 kilos of residual waste were collected from Bgy. Sucat, and 167.5 kilos from Bgy. Bayanan.

The program is part of the city government’s efforts to protect the environment, he said.

The Environment Sanitation Center and Muntinlupa Gender and Development Office are spearheading the program along with the officials of the two barangays.

He said the program would be expanded to other areas in the city.

“Layunin nating mapalawak pa ang programang ito sa iba pang mga barangay sa lungsod,” he said.