The Environmental Frontliners, our Waste Collectors
With or without a health crisis, the waste collectors face many occupational risks every day. This includes exposure to health hazards such as the Covid-19 just to make sure that our wastes are managed properly. We may not often see them in the spotlight from the news, they work around the clock behind the scenes and serve as one of the frontliners for the environment.
The foundation has always regarded the waste collectors as one of its priority. Hence, we provided hygiene kits and grocery items in the form of gift checks to the 294 waste collectors from all of the barangays in Mandaue City on April 17-21, 2020.
Nature’s Spring Foundation, Inc. tapped the Colonnade Supermarket to allow them to purchase grocery and hygiene items only at a discounted price. Each waste collector received a total of 700 pesos, with a 500-peso worth of grocery items and a 200-peso worth of hygiene kits that will aid them in the everyday needs of their respective families and work in the midst of this health crisis. The gift checks have no expiry date and considered as a cash payment when buying items at the nearest Colonnade supermarket in Mandaue City.