BE A PART OF SOLUTION NOT PART OF THE POLLUTION: TEMPHIL EMPLOYEES JOINS A COASTAL CLEAN-UP DRIVE

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Melanie Barroga

No matter who you are, what you do or where you live, your actions have a direct impact on the environment around you. Plastic has become so much a part of human life that we take it for granted. We see plastic everywhere: plastic toothbrushes in our bathroom, plastic bottle caps in the convenience store, plastic bags in the mall, plastic candy wrappers in the cafeteria, although our city government implemented the local ordinance that regulates the use of plastic bags and expanded polystyrene food services containers. But what happens when these plastic products leave us? Plastics, often improperly discarded, end up in our waterways and eventually in our oceans.

Since we are in the fishing industry, the Safety, Health and Environment Committee (SCHEC) headed by its Committee Chairperson, Muctar Sansaluna administered a massive Coastal Clean-up last January 31, 2020 (Friday) 6:00 am -8:00am in the morning with 17 volunteers at the CMPHI compound wharf.

These toxic chemicals that are released into the water would probably trap and kill marine creatures, pollute beautiful beaches and eventually end up harming us. As an action, the participants put on so much efforts as they collected several sacks and then segregated these into three separate wastes: Biodegradable, Non-biodegradable and toxic wastes which showed their teamwork and dedication as one of the environmental advocates.

That is why the Safety, Health and Environment Committee (SHEC) always emphasize how important events like Coastal Clean-up are. With so many people joining together behind one common purpose and one common goal, we can make a difference.

Remember, you too can become part of the solution rather than part of the problem. Do your part to help clean up our lakes, rivers, streams, and ocean.