Collated Tweets: Eco-Friendly Relief Operations

Here’s a compilation of recent tweets and retweets regarding eco-friendly relief operations. The amount of plastic bags used for current relief operations might only further clog drainage and prompt a repeat of Typhoon Ondoy. Please consider these alternative means of distribution of relief goods [via @miriamq]

INSTEAD OF PLASTIC, USE:

  1. Banana leaves
  2. Bamboos
  3. Brown paper bags. Akbayan practiced this during their relief operations. [via @jonasbagas]
  4. Donated t-shirts. Pack goods in a donated t-shirt and tie ends to seal! [via @silverfilter]
  5. Environment-friendly containers. Made of special coated paper/food grade and microwaveable. Call 7124492 and look for Tina/Paul. Say no to styro! [via @miriamq]
  6. Pillow cases [via @superbianca]
  7. Plastic pails. CBCP practiced packaging its relief goods in plastic pails — still plastic but very useful for the cleanup to follow. Plus, no one will throw away a perfectly good pail :-) [taroogs via Comments]
  8. Recyclable bags [via @ismelina]
  9. Reusable feeding utensils so as to prevent waste build-up [via @taffylafaguz]

IN TERMS OF OPERATIONS

  1. Carpool. Green ideas: Carpool to relief sites. [via @jangelo]
  2. MRT. Use MRT more. [via @beatrixpg]
  3. Put-Away Committee. Have one in every relief operation to ensure that trash is kept and recycled. [via @aemil_torricer]
  4. Trash collection. Per John Lesaca: Please collect all the plastic bags and styro packs, put them in sacks, call him at 929-1639 or 0917-827-2172 for collection. [via @carlosceldran]

Updated as of 7 October 2009, 4:10 AM.

6 thoughts on “Collated Tweets: Eco-Friendly Relief Operations

  1. i read somewhere that the CBCP was packaging its relief goods in plastic pails — still plastic but very useful for the cleanup to follow. plus, no one will throw away a perfectly good pail :-)

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