The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) 8, headed by Regional Director Martin Jose V. Despi, strengthens its efforts to provide assistance to local government units (LGUs) in augmenting the waste diversion activities in Region 8. On 31 August 2022, EMB R8 inked the Memoranda of Agreement (MOA) and Deeds of Donation (DOD) with 29 LGUs that were granted each a set of equipment comprising of brand new composter, shredder for biodegradable wastes, and 4G solar-powered CCTV camera.