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HAU joins 14th Recyclables Collection Event

In celebration of the Philippine Environment Month, the Holy Angel University, as an advocate for environmental sustainability, participated at the 14th Recyclables Collection Event held on June 24, 2016 at the Nepo Quadrangle Complex, Angeles City. The one-day affair was jointly organized by the Environmental Practitioners Association ( EPA) and the Metro Angeles Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Incorporated ( MACCII) and in partnership with Environmental Management Bureau Region 3. The University has become a new member of the EPA that is based in Clark Development Corporation and with more than a hundred member companies. Dr. Arturo M.I. Figueroa, a faculty at the Graduate School of Engineering, serves as representative of the University to the EPA.


The said event was organized in order to promote the collection and buying of recyclable materials, to encourage recycling and materials recovery as options to address the country’s waste problem. It was also aimed to promote awareness on proper hazardous waste management, treatment and disposal of common hazardous wastes like busted lamps, used oil, used lead acid batteries (ULAB), empty ink cartridges, toners and white goods (e.g. refrigerators, microwaves, air-con, etc.). Used oil and ULAB can be treated to recover oil and the metal lead respectively which are re-used in the industry.


During the event, the University disposed more than 900 pieces of busted fluorescent lamps with a pay treatment fee of Php12 pesos/ lamp to Dolomatrix Philippines Incorporated, an accredited treatment, storage, and disposal ( TSD) company. Meanwhile, for individuals who brought busted lamps, Dolomatrix Phil Inc considered them free of charge as a gesture of corporate social responsibility( CSR) coinciding with their company’s 15th anniversary.


Date Posted: 06-27-2016