Joining Forces for a Cleaner World
Today, 50 residents of Phuc Linh commune got up early in anticipation of a special event – a training session organized by Nui Phao Mining. This was an excellent opportunity for the locals to learn and exchange valuable knowledge of waste sorting and disposal, especially with regards to hazardous waste types that have adverse effects on the environment and human health.
Ms. Dinh Thi Nga, known as an exemplary resident in Cam 2 hamlet who does garbage sorting every day, was quite surprised to learn that some daily-use items such as batteries and compact light bulbs are considered hazardous waste. These items contain heavy metal and toxic substances like mercury and lead. She shared: “If I had known this knowledge earlier, I would have taken measures to limit the negative impact of these seemingly harmless items to the environment.”
During the workshop, environmental specialists from Nui Phao Mining provided valuable guidance on waste sorting and identification of hazardous waste. Few people knew that toothbrushes, a common household item, can take over 500 years to decompose. Research shows such items as batteries, light bulbs, and brushes can have a major environmental impact if not collected and disposed of properly, prompting attendees to reflect on their daily habits and remediation actions.
“I have learned quite a lot about hazardous waste today, how to sort and handle it safely and efficiently”, said Ms. Nga. “From now on, I will pay more attention to waste sorting at home. I will also share this practice with my family and those around me so that everyone can contribute to making streets and neighborhoods cleaner and more beautiful”.
On this occasion, Nui Phao Mining provided 20 trash bins with a capacity of 240 liters, valued at VND 30 million, for the paddle fields of Phuc Linh commune. The commune boasts one of the province’s largest agricultural areas, but it is also a hotspot for waste generation from agricultural and household activities.
According to Mr. Tran Van Linh, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Phuc Linh commune, this was a practical and meaningful initiative that helped awaken individual and community responsibility for environmental protection. “We will place these trash bins in the waste-concentrating areas in the paddle fields so that local farmers can conveniently and effectively collect and sort waste”, emphasized Mr. Linh.
Following the training, Nui Phao Mining actively took part in a campaign to collect garbage and clean up the fields. A large amount of rubbish had been gathered and processed after more than an hour of work.
Previously on July 20th, Nui Phao Mining had given 1,500 trash bins, with a total value of over VND 300 million, to households and schools in Ha Thuong commune. The company also organized awareness campaigns and training sessions for the residents of the commune on waste sorting at the source, waste collection and disposal according to regulations.
Nui Phao Mining has demonstrated that it is committed not only to advancing rural infrastructure and local socio-economic development but also to addressing environmental challenges, thereby improving the quality of life for the local communities.
Source: Thai Nguyen Newspaper