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Boracay Garbage Soon To Generate Electricity

Boracay Garbage Soon To Generate Electricity

| On 20, Jul 2016

The Boracay Island in Malat Town, Aklan province is known for its very fine white sand beach and clear waters.

However, many didn’t know that this favorite tourist attraction is having a huge problem on garbage, which has been going on for decades now.

Now, things will change after the local government unit of the town approved a proposal that will turn the garbage into 60 megawatts of electricity.

Councilor Manuel Delos Reyes confirmed that the Malay Town Council approved the proposed waste-to-energy program of El Elyon-Orion Renewable Solutions Corp.

“The proposal has already passed the committee report in the council. The WTE would provide an additional 60 megawatts of electricity for our town,” said Delos Reyes.

El Elyon-Orion Renewable Solutions Corp., laid its proposal as early as the last quarter of 2014.

Based on an estimate by Department of Tourism (DOT), each tourist generates at least a kilo of trash on a daily basis. Imagine the trash brought in 2015 via the data showed that 1.5 million local and foreign tourist visited Boracay.

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