PLASTICS FOR BINGO CARDs
A SPECIAL game of bingo geared towards promotion of environmental awareness and protection will be played in this year’s Bangus Festival.
Dagupan residents can play in the Barangay Bingo Bonanza by exchanging plastic bottles and other plastic wastes for bingo cards.
Councilor Brian C. Lim, this year’s festival chairman, said 25,000 bingo cards have been printed, for which residents exchanged some 60,000 plastic bottles.
The plastics will be sold for recycling and the proceeds will go to the Waste Management Division Cooperative.
The final event for the Bingo Bonanza will be held at the City Plaza on April 25.
Prizes include a television set, a sack of rice and grocery items.
On April 26, a Youth Environment Summit will be held at the Dagupan City People’s Astrodome, where some 1,500 students are expected to attend the lectures from environment experts.
The culminating event for the festival, the Kalutan ed Dalan on April 30, will also be handled for the first time with environmental consciousness as participants to the street grilling will be given containers for waste disposal.
Meanwhile, Lim said the city has been notified by the provincial government to ban plastics in food service establishments during the Palarong Pambansa in May.
Dagupan will be the venue for some of the events in the national sporting competition, which Pangasinan is hosting and aiming to hold as a “green” event. (PIA-Pangasinan/RRF)