January of every year is declared as Zero Waste Month as per Republic Act 9003, also known as Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.
The DENR –EWB (Environmental Management Bureau) and the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) led this year’s 3RD Eco-Waste Management Summit and 2017 Environmental Celebration held last 26-29 January 2017 at the QC Memorial Circle.
The 4-day event was hosted by the Quezon City government in partnership with the MMDA, DILG , DOST, Climate Change Commission and local government agencies participated in by LGUs, Business sectors, Non-Govt Organizations, Academe, Media, Natural & Environment Advocates & Consumers.
WZI showcased its natural products by participating in a Booth exhibit together with other business sectors.
MS Schippers of the Netherlands held a seminar for customers of INFARMCO Group last January 24 at the Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center Manila. Dubbed HYCARE: An Innovative Approach to Livestock Farming the talk was conducted by Guus Verhaag, R&D Manager of MS Schippers.
The seminar focused on MS Schippers HYCARE Concept. HYCARE is derived from the words hygiene and care. HYCARE is a hygiene management program that has four essential steps namely: 1) Personal Hygiene, 2) Cleaning and Disinfection, 3) Water Optimization and 4) Fly Control. For these four critical steps Mr. Verhaag highlighted several essential products in achieving successful hygiene management program such as MS Topfoam ALK (cleaning agent), MS Kiemkill (disinfectant), MS Oxyclean (water sanitizer & pipe cleaner), MS Goldfeed (organic acidifier), MS Maggot Death (maggot killer) and MS Aza-fly (adult fly killer).
Mr. Verhaag also shared the positive results when using HYCARE. He showed that use of HYCARE Concept resulted in increased ADG, lower FCR, lower mortalities, lower feed costs, lower antibiotic use and reduction of infection pressure. This is overall, he said, leads to substantial savings for the farm. Mr. Verhaag especially noted that HYCARE can reduce over dependence on antibiotics.
Throughout the talk Mr. Verhaag also answered questions from the attendees who were curious to know more of the details of the program. Ms. Natalie Teng, GM of Schippers Philippines Inc., is confident that the HYCARE Concept will be very well accepted by our customers.