MMDA to turn waste into eco-bricks via new facility

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority will turn waste in waterways into bricks through a new granulator and brick-making facility in one of its flood control facilities.

Inaugurated at the Vitas Pumping Station in Tondo, Manila, the facility will turn bio-waste and plastics collected in MMDA pumping stations into by-products such as bricks, hollow blocks, concrete barriers, and compost materials.

Both the granulator and brick-making facility are part of the MMDA’s Metro Manila Flood Management project that aims to improve flood management.

During the inauguration, MMDA Chair Benjamin “Benhur” Abalos Jr. said the facility, made possible through a Department of Science and Technology-approved Filipino patent, will prolong the service life of landfills through the reduction of solid waste.

He added the facility will also reduce the damage caused by waste dumped on waterways to MMDA pumping stations.

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