Plastic Waste Collection Program launched at the SM Mall of Asia

Volunteers from Conrad Manila bring their plastic waste to SM MOA for proper disposal.

SM Supermalls, SM Cares, and Plastic Credit Exchange (PCEx), in partnership with Nestle Philippines, Colgate Palmolive, and PricewaterhouseCoopers, recently launched the second leg of the Plastic Waste Collection Program at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City, as part of their collective goal to promote sustainability, responsible solid waste management and the proper disposal of plastic waste among consumers and communities.

This comes after the launch of the initiative on February 10 in SM Megamall, wherein SM and PCEx were able to collect 461 kgs of soft plastics, 54.5 kgs of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), and high-density polyethylene, and 26 kgs of polystyrene foam. The plastic waste collection in SM MOA begins March 11 and will be rolled out in stages in select SM Malls nationwide in the coming months.

The program is sponsored by Nestle Philippines and Colgate-Palmolive. Volunteers from SM Development Corporation, SMX Convention Center, Conrad Manila, and SM Commercial Properties Group joined the move by bringing their plastic waste to the collection site.

PCEx Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Nanette Medved-Po, who is also known as one of the country’s leading advocates for sustainable business practices said, “The Plastic Credit Exchange is intentional about seeking out stakeholders that align well with our mission of sustainability, environmental stewardship, and public transparency. Thanks to SM’s approach of finding more meaningful ways to manage the household and retail plastic waste, with the support of partners like Nestle and Colgate-Palmolive, we will further contribute to our journey by continuing to remove plastic from nature.”

For its part, SM Supermalls President, Steven Tan said “With the plastic waste collection program, everyone can contribute to the environment by dropping off their empty, clean, and dry plastic waste. We would like to thank PCEx for collaborating with us, through our shopping malls.”

Source: The Manila Times