January of every year is declared as Zero Waste Month.
The Environmental Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (EMB-DENR), which serves as the Secretariat of the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC), again leads the celebration of Zero Waste Month coinciding with the 17th Anniversary of R.A. 9003 with an exhibition, bike run/fun-ride, symposia, stage play and concert next week, starting Thursday January 26 until Sunday, January 29 at the Quezon Memorial Circle.
The event hosted by the Quezon City Government is held in partnership with the Metro-Manila Development Authority, Climate Change Commission, and the departments of Interior and Local Government, Science and Technology, and the Philippine Information Agency.
Mayor Herbert Bautista, Senator Cynthia Villar, DENR Sec. Gina Lopez are expected to lead the event, with other government officials and NGO leaders.
Exhibitors include the EMB Central Office, EMB Regional Offices (NCR, Reg. 3 and Reg 4-A), Quezon City Government, the NSWMC, Climate Change Commission, Ecowaste Coalition, and Zero Waste and Recycling Movement of the Philippines, among others.