The Creative Committee of the project, “Plastic Recovery and Recycling for Clean Coasts”, formulated the information education campaign (IEC) on Solid Waste Management. One agreement was a poster-making contest. The project will use the winning piece for the IEC materials such as calendars and eco-bags.
The poster making contest was held on December 10, 2021 at Panicsican covered court in San Juan, La Union. The activity started with a brief orientation from the Program manager Ms. Corazon Sajonas, discussion of the objectives and purpose of the contest with the theme “Plastic Recovery and Recycling for Clean Coast” and “nadalus nga baybay, nasalun-at nga Ili” (clean seas, progressive and healthy town). 13 to 22-year-old residents of the 33 coastal barangays took part in the activity. It is conducted as the springboard of the series of IECs that will be created for the project.
The Plastic Recovery and Recycling for Clean Coasts project is a two-year project funded by the Coca-Cola Foundation, Inc. The project is in partnership with the Provincial LGU of La Union, the DENR Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) Region 1, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region 1, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) La Union, municipal LGU of San Fernando, municipal LGU of San Juan Municipal LGU of Bauang, Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (DMMSU), Saint Louis College (SLC), Lupon ng mga Indibidwal na Nangangalaga sa Kalikasan (LINK), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), La Union Hotel Resort and Restaurant Association (LUHRRA), San Juan Resorts, Restaurant and Hotel Association, Inc. (SJRRHASS), Bauang Tourism Council (BTC), Dragon Eight Junkshop and Sto. Nino Junkshop. It aims to improve plastic waste management along coastal barangays to ensure sustainable livelihood for residents and local businesses who are dependent on the bounty of the sea.