Bianca King gives tips for segregating trash at home
Bianca King shared her own practices on segregating trash at home and expressed that she hopes more Filipinos will be aware of waste management.
“I’ve been told its odd that I segregate my garbage at home. Telling me it all goes to the same place anyway so why bother,” the TV host said on Instagram yesterday, April 20.
“I feel like recycling and waste management laws in the Philippines are not discussed enough,” she noted.⠀
King posted pictures of cans and bottles in a box, as well as a bin for food waste that she sets aside from the rest of her trash.
“If you want to try segregating at home for the mindful practice of it, I encourage you to have at least 3 different bins and an old cardboard box,” she advised.
She said there should be a bin for food waste; one for recyclable items, which should be washed before being thrown away; and another for landfill rubbish or items that cannot be recycled.
“It seems like the hygienic thing to do. At least whoever finds my recyclable items will have an easier time handling it?” she said.
Instagram user @sara_paul_315 shared in the comments section how Japan strictly practices segregation and has designated days for picking up each kind of waste.
“I hope that if you are connected with some organization that can implement this, Filipinos will learn the right way regarding their garbage,” she said.
King replied, “I’m not connected to anyone who can implement this but I hope I can be. It just needs to be discussed more among Filipinos.”
“I feel like it will bring compassion and dignity if everyone is mindful of washing their garbage and segregating.”
After the Luzon-wide lockdown was imposed, environmental group EcoWaste Coalition called on households to reduce waste by bringing reusable bags and containers when purchasing groceries. It also advised to separate infectious waste such as face masks, tissue, and wipes from the rest of the household garbage. /ra