In 2011, the School of Arts and Sciences launched a Zero Styrofoam Campaign in the DWCL campus. Orientation among students and employees were tediously conducted and garbage bins were placed in strategic areas in the campus. The Natural Science students in coordination with Dr. Luz Ricardo and Prof. Mark Anthony Bulong, provided the bins. The CDEC Director, Prof. Myrna Cavinta and NSTP Coordinator, Ms. Malou Bonilla together with the NSTP students and volunteer faculty joined forces in painting the garbage bins. The AB Communication students spearheaded by their adviser, Ms. Consuelo Rupisan came up with the campaign materials which include video clip and tarpaulin. The canteen personnel under the support of Ms. Delia Ancheta, joined the campaign through gradual phasing out of Styrofoam, plastic utensils and bags. Full support was also provided by the maintenance personnel under the supervision of Mr. Michael Cabanatan.
The City Mayor of Laoag, Hon. Chevylle V. Farinas, issued an ordinance (12-045 S. 2012) regulating the use of plastic bags and other materials made of plastic as secondary packing/packaging or carry out bags for all forms of merchandise and banning the use of Styrofoam in the City of Laoag. Such was fully implemented last July 1, 2014.
The Father President has in turn approved the following implementing guidelines for the said campaign as shown in the link below. Please be guided accordingly and let us continue supporting the Zero Styrofoam Campaign and help preserve the INTEGRITY OF CREATION.
Kudos to the project leader, Ms. Mary Ann Locsin, and the full support of SAS faculty members!