The city government of Makati in partnership with Zuellig Building launched a campaign Hg Free Makati (Toxic-Free Makati). This advocacy is about proper disposal of used bulbs, batteries, and mercury (Hg) thermometers to prevent spread of diseases. Exposure to mercury can cause blindness, hearing defects, and other diseases of the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs of people of all ages. Likewise, mercury and other toxic wastes has adverse impact on the environment.
Let us support this advocacy. You can deposit this toxic wastes in the recycling bins in three areas such as Makati City Hall (Old and New Buildings), Urdaneta Village, and Zuellig Building (located in Makati Ave. cor Paseo de Roxas) starting today, June 1 until September 2011. This bins were provided by Zuellig. Collected items will be sent to proper DENR-accredited facility where mercury can be contained and safely disposed. In line with this, I am starting to collect busted light bulbs and old batteries at home.