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The Department of Science and Technology – Regional Office No. IX (DOST-IX), through its Provincial Science and Technology Office of the Zamboanga Sibugay Province (PSTO-ZSP), successfully conducted training on the operation and maintenance of the Styro-Plastic Shredder and Densifier Technology of the Local Government Unit of Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay. 

The training is supplemental to the DOST-GIA approved project for the municipality, titled “Improving the Solid Waste Management Program of LGU-Imelda through Plastic Shredder and Densifier Technology”. Having the above-mentioned technologies developed by DOST’s Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI), technology experts Mr. Marvin P. Mendoza and Benjamin A. Santos were invited to provide not only technical know-hows on the control measures and operations of the equipment, but also provide techniques and insights in processing plastic wastes into value added products – customized, plastic bricks, among others (see photos). Among the trainees included were LGU-Imelda’s Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officer (MENRO) Jerry Joquiño and two (02) of his staff namely Michael Langit and Julieto Cubol. 

With the S&T interventions, the LGU-Imelda is expected to effectively implement the solid waste management program, manage non-biodegradable wastes disposal, produce bricks out of densified plastic wastes, generate employment and to be a RA 9003 compliant municipality. 

The Grants-In-Aid (GIA) Program of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-GIA) aims to harness the country's scientific and technological capabilities by providing financial grants to S&T programs/projects to spur sustainable economic growth for the country.

For more information regarding this, call (062) 991-2050/ (062) 955-0825, and look for Jennifer A. Pidor, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DOSTRegion9 (JERVES Z. DALDE, DOST-IX- Press Release).

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