03 September 2008

DENR Pollution Control Officer Basic Training Seminar

If you've been following me on plurk or twitter you'd know that I'm attending a 4 day Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (DENR) Basic Training Course for Pollution Control Officers (PCO) for our company.

Basically the PCO is tasked to make sure that the business is complying to the laws of the land in regards to the environment.

The good... There are laws in place for safe guarding our air, water, land quality. That's AWESOME! Captain Planet is getting a big boost.

The bad... It seems that this seminar is focused more on MONEY. I don't know why I am surprised it's government. Most of the compliance discussions have been about getting permits, fines, penalties. I could not take it anymore so I asked the lecturer. What could we do to bring down emissions and minimize waste water. His response: Our mandate is to check for compliance, maybe you should ask the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on what can be done. NICE! It would've been nice if all the able bodied government agencies pooled their meager resources to not only make the laws but really help to make the Earth more future proof.

Well here's what we can all do as start:
Reuse and Recycle when you can. Sorting garbage is also advised.
Maintain your gensets, vehicles and machinery.
Use a low Sulfur content fuel for your generators, vehicles and machinery.

Further steps:
Install sewage treatment for your water waste.
Install dust collectors and/or air scrubbers.

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Vincent Benedict P. Castro / Bny / 王清河
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4 comments:

  1. hey, how much do they charge for that seminar?

    i also attended a PCO seminar, and i also have the same feeling that they only after the penalties and such...

    what an inconvenient truth... just my 2 cents

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  2. the seminar cost 8000PhP! atienza is saving up to run for higher office i think!

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  3. same feelings here... i did attend few months ago...

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  4. I am fearful that all this climate hysteria and fear mongering will be detrimental and not beneficial to the country.

    it could very well stunt our economic progress.

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