March 18, 2021
MMDA Launches Granulator, Brick-Making Facility to Reduce Waste
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority today installs its first ever granulator and brick-making facility in one of its flood control facilities in a bid to lessen solid waste being dumped and found in waterways that usually end up at pumping stations.
In an inauguration ceremony at Vitas Pumping Station in Tondo, MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos said that these facilities, which is DOST-approved Filipino patent, will not only help reduce solid waste but will also prolong the service life of landfills.
Bio-waste and plastics collected in pumping stations will be converted into by-products such as bricks, eco-hollow blocks, eco-concrete barriers, and bio-waste compost materials.
“It is my ardent hope that through our initiatives under the Metro Manila Flood Management Project, we will be able to reduce the risks to vulnerable communities due to flooding and excessive waste generation,” he said.
Abalos also said that the installation of solid waste granulator and brick-making facility would avert damages of pumping stations brought by garbage being dumped on waterways.
Abalos further vowed for continuous collaboration with all the stakeholders to ensure that all the efforts geared towards reduction and elimination of waste will be sustained.
“Let me assure you that we will continuously collaborate with foreign and local experts, other government agencies, private sector and non-government organizations towards our move from singular success stories to beneficial efforts at a larger scale in disaster prevention and mitigation. Let us maximize all the available platforms and aim for sustainable and synergized solutions to prevent disastrous effects of flooding caused by garbage,” he said.
Waste collected will be disinfected first before initial sorting done by the personnel. Sorted wastes will then be loaded to inclined surveyor and will undergo final sorting and segregation. Biodegradable and plastic waste will be granulated on the bio-waste granulator equipment while glass materials will be crushed through a bottle crushing machine.
Biodegradable waste will either be composted or turned into charcoal briquette while plastic and glass materials will be processed either into bricks, hollow blocks, or concrete barriers.
Both the granulator and brick-making facility are part of the Metro Manila Flood Management Project aimed at improving flood management in selected areas in the metropolis.
MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos inagurates the agency's first-ever Solid Waste Granulator and Brick-making Facility at Vitas Pumping Station in Tondo, Manila. These facilities will convert solid wastes into by-products such as bricks, eco-hollow blocks, eco-concrete barriers, and bio-waste compost materials. Both of the facilities are part of of the Metro Manila Flood Management Project aimed at improving flood management in selected areas in the metropolis.
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