Inayawan scavengers oppose city’s plan for landfill

By: Chris A. Ligan, USJ-R Journalism Intern Kristine Q. Remolisan September 27,2017 - 07:38 PM

(CDN PHOTO/CHRIS LIGAN)

At least 50 scavengers of Inayawan Sanitary Landfill were blocked from entering the Cebu City hall building to join their leaders in giving copies of their petition against the proposed construction of a waste incinerator at the landfill on Wednesday.

The informal recyclers and environmentalists oppose the plans on a waste incinerator announced by Mayor Tomas Osmeña.

The group asserted that burning waste will hurt recycling jobs and harm ecosystems, aside from putting the community’s health at risk.

“Many individuals, families and small businesses depend on the recovery of recyclable materials to meet our basic needs. The waste incinerator will compete for the same materials such as paper, corrugated box, plastic and other recyclables that we collect , sort and sell, ” said Aniceta Abadejao of Gagmay’ng Kristohanong Katilingban group.

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