PSA: Donate Your Online Shopping Bags to These Initiatives Against Plastic Pollution

Did anyone tell you that you shop online too much? Well, let me be the one to tell you that it’s perfectly fine to shop as long as it’s within your budget and don’t sacrifice any of your basic needs. There’s no problem if online shopping is therapeutic to you since we all have our own ways to cope with everything that 2020 has brought us, as long as your bank account agrees. The only problem with that is where to store your online shopping bags so nobody sees it and says “Wow! Ang daming pang-shopping, palibre naman!” or worse… harming the environment with the amount of plastic waste.

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. That’s why we are giving you a list where you can donate your online shopping bags because let’s be honest, you only “need” what’s inside anyway. Before throwing them away, think of how you can help save the environment by sending them to a place where they can be reused, recycled, or upcycled. Without further ado, here are some initiatives against plastic pollution in the Philippines that you should check out now!

The Plastic Flamingo

[DROP OFF POINTS UPDATES]

Here is an updated list of drop-off points w/ necessary details!

– The Plaf Warehouse:
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Posted by The Plaf on Friday, November 6, 2020

According to their website, The Plastic Flamingo is a French social company based in Manila that aims to tackle marine plastic pollution by collecting and recycling plastic waste before it reaches the oceans. They strongly believe that a world without oceanic waste is possible with collective effort.

The Plastic Solution

How have you been dealing with your plastic output during this lockdown?

Posted by The Plastic Solution on Sunday, September 13, 2020

The Plastic Solution is a movement of repurposing plastic bottles by stuffing them with non-biodegradable waste which will be used as alternative fillers in constructing walls and fences for classrooms, houses, convention centers, garden pots, benches, and many more. Examples are used plastic bags and straws, cigarette butts, and empty sachets to name a few. You can also fill them with hard plastics like egg containers and disposable utensils by cutting them down into smaller pieces.

Green Antz Builders

Saan aabot ang plastik mo?

Dalhin ang inyong Clean and Dry Plastics (CDP) sa aming collection points tuwing Sabado:
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Posted by Green Antz Builders on Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Through the same process with the last-mentioned initiative, Green Antz Builders, Inc. provides building and housing solutions that integrate eco-friendly practices in its services. They encourage people to segregate and clean plastic discards for recycling to avoid these wastes from reaching our oceans and landfills.

BONUS:

The E-waste Project

Posted by The E-Waste Project on Thursday, October 3, 2019

The E-waste Project is a campaign to raise awareness of the impending threat to the environment caused by the growing number of improperly-disposed old and defective electronic devices. They collect and encourage the practice of recycling and proper disposal of these hazardous and poisonous materials collectively known as “e-waste.”

To know when and where to donate, don’t forget to check their Facebook pages for the latest updates!

The Plastic Flamingo

https://web.facebook.com/theplaf/

The Plastic Solution

https://facebook.com/theplasticsolution/

Green Antz Builders

https://facebook.com/GreenAntzBuilders/

The E-Waste Project

https://web.facebook.com/TheEwasteProject/


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