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Emmy award-winning Fil-Am actor was in Manila to espouse waste management advocacy


By MB Online

Actor Darren Criss recently visited the Philippines to take part in a global effort on waste management.



Criss posted a picture of him on Facebook at a material recovery facility in Malabon, sifting through recyclable material along with two women from Malabon.  He volunteered for Global Citizen, an international organization that enjoins volunteers worldwide to do their part in finding solutions and taking action on problems that affect the world.

“So let’s talk about waste management. Yeah, I know, it’s not a very sexy topic- but that’s exactly why it’s such a massive issue in so many parts of the world. So I decided to take a trip to the Philippines, a country close to my heart, with my friends from Global Citizen to learn specifically about metro Manila’s waste and sustainability challenges,” Criss said in his post.

Criss is the first Filipino-American to win a major Emmy award. He won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his portrayal of Andrew Cunanan, the primary suspect in the killing of fashion icon Gianni Versace.

“I’m urging mayors in the Philippines to implement zero waste programs in their cities in partnership with their communities,” he said.

Environmentalists have long been rallying nations to adopt zero waste management programs to reduce the amount of waste that can potentially harm the environment and earth’s inhabitants.

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