WTE, power plant not the solution to Cebu City’s power, garbage woes – Dizon

1/22/2022 10:38:00 AM

WTE, power plant not the solution to Cebu City’s power, garbage woes – Dizon

WTE, power plant not the solution to Cebu City’s power, garbage woes – Dizon

CEBU CITY, Philippines -- Spending millions on the installation of a waste-to-energy (WTE) facility and a city-operated power plant will not necessarily address Cebu City's garbage and power

|January 22,2022 - 02:48 PMGarbage, composed mostly of plastic water bottles, are seen on a portion of General Maxilom Avenue in Cebu City during the Sinulog 2020 celebration on January 19, 2020. | CDN Digital file photoCEBU CITY, Philippines — Spending millions on the installation of a waste-to-energy (WTE) facility and a city-operated power plant will not necessarily address Cebu City’s garbage and power woes.

This is the reason why Councilor Alvin Dizon is urging Mayor Michael Rama to reconsider his plan to establish a WTE and a city owned and operated power plant.On the contrary, this will only add to environmental degradation, he said.“As to the first proposal of the mayor, I strongly argue that the adoption of WTE technology is not a solution to address the city’s power generation and waste management system. WTE, which uses incineration, will increase the generation of trash and undermine environmentally sound approaches to managing discards while producing highly toxic pollutants that is harmful to public health,” Dizon in a privilege speech which he delivered during the City Council’s session last January 19.

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