SM Cares, the corporate social responsibility arm of SM Supermalls, and Plastic Credit Exchange (PCX) recently launched its Plastic Waste Collection Program in SM City Marilao, Bulacan, and SM Southmall, Las Pinas.
With the inclusion of the two malls, there are now a total of eight SM Malls that serve as collection points for plastic waste in the city.
The program aims to divert plastic waste from landfills and bodies of water by collecting them straight from households and communities for upcycling or recycling.
To date, SM & PCX have collected 7,945 kilograms of plastic waste from the participating SM malls. This is equal to diverting 14,622.759 kilograms of carbon dioxide (CO2), equivalent to 242 tree seedlings grown for ten years.
The Plastic Waste Collection Program is sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive Philippines and Nestle Philippines, and supported by knowledge partner Pricewaterhouse Coopers Philippines.
To know more about the mall venues and schedule of plastic waste collection, those interested may visit https://www.smsupermalls.com/smcares/.