QUEZON City Mayor Joy Belmonte has launched a trash-to-cashback plastic waste trading program, giving the residents the chance to exchange their recyclables for groceries.
The program is an initiative in partnership with Basic Environmental Systems and Technologies (BEST) that trades recyclables into environmental points (EPs) which in turn could be exchanged for basic commodities, such as rice, eggs, and vegetables.
“The program’s main objective is to promote to our QCitizens the importance of recycling and proper waste segregation. Kapag dinala nila sa ating Trash to Cashback kiosk ang kanilang recyclable materials, pwede nila itong ipalit sa grocery,” Belmonte said.
A My Basurero Eco-Community (MBE-C) kiosk has been set up at the QC Hall Risen Garden where employees can exchange their recyclable waste (plastic, paper and metal) to environmental points, which can also be traded into groceries.
It will soon be rolled out in barangays. DALISAY NOLASCO
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