In response to the call of the City Government of Puerto Princesa as Mayor Lucilo Bayron enjoins the public and private sectors in the Clean-up Drive on February 2, 2019, SM City Puerto Princesa opens its Trash-to-Cash recycling market for recyclable materials gathered by the participants during the said activity.
In cooperation with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the Trash-to Cash Recycling Market is one of SM Supermalls’ institutional environmental programs that aims to raise awareness on environmental issues as well as provide a public incentive program for proper disposal and management of waste materials.
SM is inviting all Clean-up Drive participants to engage in recycling efforts by bringing their recyclable wastes in the Trash-to-Cash market along Lacao Street, which accepts plastic and PET bottles; tin and aluminum cans, paper scrap including books, newspapers, used papers, cartons; and scrap metals. Classified hazardous waste such as batteries and e-waste, however, are not accepted because of its harmful content.
Usually held every first Friday and Saturday of the month, the program encourages the households to collect and sort out their household recyclable throwaways – paper, plastic, metal, and glass waste – and turn these to cash.
Trash to Cash is just one of a series of ongoing activities by SM to promote eco-friendly living. Launched a decade ago, it has already benefited both the community and Mother Earth. It has enabled SM Supermalls to save 29,000 seven-year-old trees, recycled almost 700 tons of waste, and saved as much as 4,311 cubic meters in landfill space. At the same time, it has generated P19 million for those who have traded in their recyclables.
For more information, visit the SM City Puerto Princesa Facebook Page and Instagram or call (048) 433-2806 for inquiries.