A Plaque of Recognition was given to MENRO-GMA for exemplary practice in the implementation of RA 9003 of Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 using Best Environmental Technology (BET) and Best Available Practice (BAP) awarded last November 8, 2017 during Environmental Summit at Taal Vista Hotel, Tagaytay City, Cavite.
Last August 19, 2017, the MENRO Department in partnership with MHE Biogas Technology and Waste Disposal Consultancy installed 2 IBC Water Tank Biogas Digester at Nicolasa Virata Public Market. This digester is capable to treat 50 kilos of market biodegradable wastes per day and waste water. This initiative is in compliance with RA 9003 and Supreme Court Mandamus on Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program of GMA Cavite. The IBC Water Tank Biogas Digester for public market is the only small scale waste water treatment and waste diversion initiative in the province of Cavite.
GMA Household Portable Biogas Digester for household and community use . This portable digester is very effective in waste diversion and promote waste segregation directly at household. Treated 3 kilos of domestic waste per day and burning capacity of 15 to 30 minutes per day.
Last September 11, 2017, Ms. NOEMI PARANADA, EMB DIRECTOR REGION IV-A and Cong. ROY M. LOYOLA personally led the formal Turn –Over ceremony of DENR GRANT for Safe Closure and Rehabilitation Program (SCRP) of the Controlled Disposal Site of GMA Cavite. Hon. WALTER D. ECHEVARRIA Jr. Municipal Mayor, witnessed by Hon. MARICEL E. TORRES, Municipal Vice Mayor, Hon ARCHIE SAMBRANO and Hon. MIKE VIRATA received the said grant. The said grant is for the rehabilitation and closure of controlled disposal site in compliance to Republic Act No. 9003 or Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.