A new healthcare waste treatment line is planned to be installed in Isabel, Leyte as part of CEMSI’s environmental service expansion in the region. This will have a capacity of 15,000 cu.m per day to handle the disinfection and treatment of all medical related wastes. This facility aims to address the growing healthcare waste problem from Regions VI, VII and VIII.
Two years ago, various medical wastes were indiscriminately disposed in the open archipelagic sea contaminating not just the water but also the valuable aquatic food resource in the region. This new environmental innovation will address the problem of improper hazwaste disposal. Last 2 February 2022, a public scoping activity was held to present the technology with the community stakeholders. It was attended by the representatives from LIDE, Barangay Libertad, the Sanitation Unit, SB Sangguniang Bayan Secretary and MENRO of LGU-Isabel.
Cleanaway Philippines, Inc. (CPI), located in Leyte Industrial Development Estate (LIDE), is a CEMSI affiliate in the Visayas which started its operations in 2013. Similar to the operations in its Cavite and Tarlac plants, the Leyte Plant also operates an integrated waste management system covering transportation, collection, storage, treatment and disposal of hazardous wastes.
CEMSI employees celebrate #earthhour2022 in all of its treatment plants in Cavite, Tarlac and Leyte. Thanks to our night shift teams and the leadership of our Operations Heads the three plants simultaneously held an hour shut down. Before the ceremonial hour, CEMSI Managing Director Jose Exiquel Esguerra delivered his annual message to all CEMSI employees. “Every year, our companies are actively promoting environmental awareness as part of our corporate mission. Here, we embrace the responsibility as Stewards of the Environment. As a hazardous waste treatment plant, we know the devastating impact of waste in our environment. Along with energy conservation, water protection and minimizing air pollution, solving the problem on hazardous industrial and medical wastes are as imperative to combat environmental degradation. This worldwide campaign has transformed environmental consciousness around the globe. We, at Cleanway, have always been inspired by the Earth Hour’s efforts. We are proud that our company is part of the Philippines’ green force and this country is part of the 190 nations in solidarity for Mother Earth.” He added, “by turning off our lights, we can create a spark for global conversation on protecting nature. In darkness, we can appreciate and discern on the looming climate crisis. Beyond the turning the lights off, we need to be part of a sustainable solution to protect our planet…” Together with CEMSI Silang Plant Manager Japril Samaniego, CEMSI North Plant Plant Superintendent Reylan Alvarez and CPI Plant Superintendent Jerome Bayocboc, the Environmental Division of The Group gave its full support to Earth Hour 2022.
CEMSI Silang – Cleanway Environmental Management Solutions, Inc.(CEMSI) is currently exploring partnership with Dualtech. Through its Dual Training Program, CEMSI may soon accept Dualtech scholars as part of its in-plant training. Dualtech officials shared their school’s core system in training young male students in electromechanics technology through a 6-month in-school basic program plus an 18-month applied in-plant training. The esteemed institution in Canlubang, Laguna places immense value on this training partnership to prepare the scholars with actual employment in the future through guided skills and values formation and greater hiring quality of Dualtech graduates.
CEMSI can provide the best and most adequate complementary solutions and services in support of the environment in response to the growing need for comprehensive waste management. This internship partnership may provide and develop future environmental workers who can further promote the mission of the company through innovative waste services and technologies to solve the environmental problems of our local industries. Dualtech’s Executive Director, Mr. Jerry Webb Muhi, joined by Rommel Tejada and Jose Jacob of Sponsors and Alumni Relations had an online meeting with CEMSI officials. Top CEMSI officials present were Mr. Jose Exiquel Esguerra, Managing Director; Bien Isabelo Clarete, Chief Operations Officer with support from the Department Managers. The collaboration started through an initial introductory event with Rotary Club of Manila as supported by CEMSI’s Chairman and CEO, Mr. Herminio S. Esguerra. Photo credits: Dualtech website For more information on this institution, please visit their website at www.dualtech.org.ph
CEMSI Chairman and CEO Herminio S. Esguerra graciously gave the Excellence Awards for outstanding solid and hazardous waste studies in the online forum of the 5th Philippine Solid and Hazardous Waste Management and International Circular Economy-based Waste Management Conference 2021. Members of the academe and local government units all over the Philippines presented their studies and accomplishments during the program. Presented by the DENR, United Nations Environment Program, ASEAN UN/SEED-NET, JICA and ASSIST together with experts from Osaka, Tokyo and Vienna.
Herminio S. Esguerra Excellence Awards The Herminio S. Esguerra Excellence Awards, now on its second year, recognizes outstanding papers and presenters. Presenting authors and all co-authors receive complimentary conference passes for the 6th PSHWM | CE-WM 2022, whether online or face-to-face. This year’s awards include: A. Young Investigator Awards 1. Float-E: Surface Water Oil-collecting Robot Presented by: Elijah Lizares, 4th Year MEM, DLSU Manila 2. Design & Development of Biogas Pyrolysis Machine Presented by: Engr. Ma Elena Carag, University of Batangas 3. Optimization of waste leaves of Terminalia catappa l. and Swietenia macrophylla in Biocomposite Fertilizer Synthesis Presented by: Engr. Esmael Larubis, La Salle University Ozamiz 4. Efficiency of YMO Technology using a Novel Hyperthermophilic Aerobic Bacteria (Calditerricola satsumensis) in composting biodegradable waste in Davao City and its impact in reducing the emission of greenhouse gases Presented by: Aimea Lumpay, Davao Thermo Biotech Corp. B. Outstanding Presenters Awards 1. Effectiveness & sustainability of the zero waste approach in 3 barangays in Dumaguete City Presented by: Deniell C. Magaso, Silliman University 2. Utilization of Agricultural Waste: Tiger Grass Pollen asa Potential Construction Building Material Presented by: Reynaldo Ramos, PhD, Romblon State University 3. Design & Development of Biogas Pyrolysis Machine Presented by: Engr. Ma Elena Carag, University of Batangas C. High Impact Project Awards 1. Interlocking Hollow Block Wall Made of Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Plastic – Sand Blends for Non-Load Bearing Wall Application Presented by: Engr. Richard Badiola, Surigao State College of Technology 2. Efficiency of YMO Technology using a Novel Hyperthermophilic Aerobic Bacteria (Calditerricola satsumensis) in composting biodegradable waste in Davao City and its impact in reducing the emission of greenhouse gases Presented by: Aimea Lumpay, Davao Thermo Biotech Corp. 3. Tindermach Gasification Technology Presented by: Alex Laguisma, Advtech Environmental Management Services, Pampanga. Read more on…
Cleanway Environmental Management Solutions Inc., together with Maguyam Elementary School launched an environmental-art contest last November 2021. With the current local school needs, online education is still a great challenge for the local community. A mix of module and online classes are held, but not all students can attend the online classes given the economic limitations. Helping students cope with the changing times, Cleanway Environmental Management Solutions, Inc. delivered a simple Christmas Program for the students: Ano ang Pamasko mo para sa Inang Kalikasan? The program aims to highlight a campaign against the increasing plastic waste due to the pandemic. Our use of face masks, face shields, delivery packaging and take out materials have increased the volume of wastes. With this theme in their artworks, students may gain environment consciousness in drawing the effects of this problem in the environment and show how can they contribute to lessen the use of plastics in their homes. As an output, the project highlighted our shared responsibilities in protecting that environment that will be reflected from our household responsibilities. Selected student winners won brand new smart phones for their online classes. #CEMSIadvocacy
In 2021, Cleanway Environmental Management Solutions, Inc. (CEMSI) conducted several tree planting activities with its industry partners and business affiliates. At the start of the year, the CEMSI Tarlac Plant held its first tree planting activity within its 2.2 hectare property. Trees suitable to the climate of Capas, Tarlac were chosen to provide the overall masterplan with greenery. CEMSI Managing Director Jose Exiquel A. Esguerra led the team to get their hands dirty to re-green the Capas’ integrataed hazardous waste management facility with its 100 seedlings. Come mid-year, the CEMSI Cavite plant coordinated with the First Philippine Industrial Park in Batangas last June 29 for a donation of more than 200 molave seedlings to be propagated in the premier industrial estate. It is also part of CEMSI’s advocacy to support its clients on their environmental efforts. Down south, Cleanaway Philippines, Inc. (CPI) located in Leyte Industrial Development Estate (LIDE) Isabel, Leyte planted several seedlings in its 5-hectare hazardous waste treatment facility at the end of September. Capping the year, CEMSI joined force with its affiliates: HSTC, ESHCorp and FPCI for a mangrove tree planting activoity in Lian Mangrove Conservation Park on November 26. The Maritime and Environmental Divisions of the Herma Group coordinated with the MENRO of Lian for the annual mangrove planting of 500 young mangrove shoots. Here, the local fishing community provided the propagules and assisted the team in a seaside journey during low tide . For the next six months, the propagules are monitored by the local volunteers, thus, assuring its partners on the progress and condition of newly planted mangroves.