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Executive in Baguio urges locals to properly dispose of electronic debris

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On Tuesday, a city official urged citizens to properly dispose of their electronic garbage (also known as “e-waste”) to minimize hazards to their health and the environment.

Aileen Refuerzo, the city’s chief information officer, urged residents to participate in the e-waste collecting event by bringing their old electronics and appliances to their barangay halls for sorting till Nov. 18.

According to a city government advisory, e-waste can be brought in the form of old and discarded computers, laptops, printers, fax machines, copiers, cellphones and chargers that aren’t working, other household electronics and accessories, broken televisions, and LCD projectors that can’t be fixed, but it can’t be broken lamps.

Residents can submit their electronic garbage to their barangay halls for sorting, according to Refuerzo, who stated that the Pacdal covered court has been designated as the collection area.

The items will be delivered to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), where they will be properly handled by a contractor approved by the agency. This will stop any leaks or hazards the device may emit from contaminating the soil, polluting the air, or harming humans or the environment.

According to Refuerzo, the purpose of the activity is to increase awareness of the dangers that polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) found in e-waste pose to both human health and the environment.

She explained that it is a part of the city’s effort to enhance hazardous waste management and support the UNIDRO project, “Implementation of safe e-waste management.”

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