Online shopping and buying grocery is fun until you see all the waste you need to dispose of and you start feeling guilty for planet Earth. Did you know Pasig River recently drew international attention as one of the top 50 most plastic polluted rivers in the world? Eighteen other rivers in the Philippines were part of the list by Rotterdam-based environmental organization Ocean Cleanup. But as grim as that list is, there’s still a chance to turn things around. It’s a good thing there are a lot of organizations that help recycle plastic waste. You can donate your plastic waste to these organizations:
The Plastic Flamingos
You can donate all types of plastics clean and dried and donate them to more than a dozen The Plaf drop-offs in Metro Manila. They also offer pick-ups with a charge of P300. As for mailing in your plastics, you can reach out to the contact person at the drop-off nearest you. The plastic you’ll be donating will be recycled for emergency centers, piles, and pontoons.
Green Antz Builders
Green Antz uses eco-friendly practices and green technologies to provide building and housing solutions. The plastic waste you donate will be used to build new homes, isn’t that cool?
Green Haven Scrap Materials Trading
SM Malls Plastic Waste Collection Program
The initiative has since been launched at SM Mall of Asia, SM North EDSA, and SM Fairview. You can expect other SM malls to follow suit in the following months. Follow SM Cares on Facebook for updates.
Your own barangays and local government units