By Zaldy Comanda
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Women’s organizations used recycled materials in the Pro-Environment float competition last Saturday, during the celebration of the 38th Strawberry Festival.
Mayor Romeo Salda said competing in the Pro-Environment Category are the barangays of Lubas, Balili, Pico, Alno, Shilan, Tawang. Poblacion, Betag, Alapang, and Puguis.
Salda said Barangay Lubas used old slippers, clothes, buttons, plastic spoons, 2,000 vaccine caps, used tires, pet bottles, and plastic wrappers in creating its float.
The Barangay Balili float is made of recycled plastic bottles and caps, old tarpaulins, cartons, old sacks, dried sunflower, moss, bark and old motorcycle tires.
The competition aims to encourage the women organizations to recycle scraps and produce products from it to promote recycling. The profit goes to the barangay’s feeding program for malnourished children.