DENR-Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) โ€“ Region I through Environmental Monitoring Officer (EnMO), Engr. Raul E. Uchayan, in partnership with 1590 Energy Corporation conducted an Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) campaign on Ecological Solid Waste Management for barangay officials and community leaders of Bagbag and Parents and Teachers Association of Bagbag Elementary School on June 28, 2022 in the Municipality of Bauang, La Union.

Engr. Uchayan discussed the salient features of Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000. He also presented the classification of solid wastes, proper segregation and handling, and common prohibited acts with the corresponding fines and penalties.

Engr. Uchayan was hired under the EMB Solid Waste Enforcement and Education Program (SWEEP) which ensures that all DENR Field Offices have Solid Waste Management Focal personnel who shall monitor compliance of LGUs with RA 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 and provide technical assistance and conduct IEC activities on the said environmental law.