Eco Kolek is a project in Puerto Princesa that aims to support waste pickers and promote sustainable waste management practices. One of the key components of this project is household collection, which involves waste pickers collecting waste from households and ensuring its proper disposal and recycling.
Household collection is an important step towards sustainable waste management as it helps to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills and contributes to environmental pollution. Through household collection, waste pickers are able to collect a wide range of waste materials, including plastic, paper, glass, and metal, which can then be recycled and reused.
One of the teams of Eco Kolek is responsible for household collection in a specific area of Puerto Princesa. This team comprises a group of dedicated waste pickers who are trained and equipped with the necessary tools for waste collection, including gloves, masks, and trash bags.
The team operates on a regular schedule, visiting households in their assigned area to collect waste. They use tricycles to transport the waste they collect to a designated collection point where it is sorted and prepared for recycling.
Apart from collecting waste, the team also plays an important role in educating households on proper waste segregation and disposal practices. They provide information on the types of waste that can be recycled and the benefits of proper waste management for the environment and the community.
The household collection efforts of Eco Kolek have had a significant impact on waste management in Puerto Princesa. By ensuring the proper disposal and recycling of household waste, the project has helped to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills, thereby reducing environmental pollution.
In addition, household collection has provided an opportunity for waste pickers to earn a livelihood and contribute to the community. Through their efforts, waste pickers are not only able to collect and recycle waste but also play an important role in promoting sustainable waste management practices.
This is an important step towards sustainable waste management in Puerto Princesa. It not only helps to reduce environmental pollution but also supports the livelihoods of waste pickers and promotes community awareness on proper waste management practices.