Updated: Aug 16
The top contributor of the 7th Recyclables Collection Event was awarded to Hitachi Terminals Philippines Corporation by Ms. Ameth Dela Llana, SBMA Head of Regulatory; Atty. Marites T. Martin, District Collector of Bureau of Customs - Subic; Zed Avecilla, Director of the Subic Bay Freeport Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of the Environment Committee; and Ish Panganiban, Senior Marketing Officer of ABS CBN Foundation.
Subic Bay Freeport Zone, November 17, 2019: Recycling is simply too important not to be a global issue, and that a common, joined up approach to recycling is urgently needed. Moreover, the proper disposal of waste is equally important to make sure that we do not pollute our planet with hazardous waste.
The 7th Recyclables Collection Event was held at the beautiful green space beside the Administration Building of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authorities (SBMA), the main presenter of this activity. It was participated by residents and businesses of the Subic Bay Freeport as well as all the departments and employees of SBMA.
The event aims to help recognize the importance recycling plays in preserving our precious primary resources and securing the future of our planet.
Without recycling, all our used and discarded electronic equipment, plastic bottles, packing boxes, cooking oil, etc will contribute to the growing waste mountain – never to be used again. Without recycling, we have no option but to continue stripping the earth of her finite virgin resources.
Induction of the Asia Reprocessing Industry Association of Subic Bay (ARIASB) Member Companies: 1. Subic RCA International Corporation 2. Recypoint International, Inc. 3. Enjoy Electronics Subic International 4. Misung Subic Inc. 5. Refit Electronic Technology, Inc. 6. Juz Electronic Processing Plant, Inc. 7. Foo Chi Trading & Resources Inc. 8. Jack Electronic & Metal, Inc. 9. Goldlink International (Subic), Inc. 10. TXD Electronics Corporation 11. GGG Technology, Inc. 12. Jetlong Hi-Tech Electronics Phils, Inc. 13. Kaneou Global Environmental Phils, Inc. 14. ECR World Technology (Philippines), Inc. 15. One Oriental Recycling Plant Corp. 16. Limech Manufacturing and Trading, Co.
The newly established group of recyclers based inside the Freeport called the Asia Reprocessing Industry Association of Subic Bay led by its president, Atty. Alexis Francis Antonio, gave away a kilo of rice for every kilo of plastic trash or 1/2 kilo of cigarette butts as an added incentive. They gave away a total of 1.2 tons of rice and has collected a total of 2.4 tons of assorted plastic trash which will all go to Geocycle Philippines , a global waste management business of LafargeHolcim Group in Bulacan which applies the proven technology of ‘co-processing’ and utilize their existing cement facilities to resolve waste sustainably. (To know more about Geocycle Philippines click here)
Trash for Rice (Social Development Program of Asia Re-processing Industry Association of Subic)
Refill Revolution in partnership with DENR-EMB Region 3
Another activity that attracted a huge crowd was the refilling station which was in partnership with the Environment Management Board of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-EMB) Region 3. Participants were able to purchase using their own clean containers the following products: powder detergent, fabric conditioner, dishwashing liquid, and hand soap.
Even before the event started people were already asking when will be the next collection activity. It seems that more and more people are taking action and are now becoming more conscious of their waste. Events like this gathers like-minded people and form stronger allies in our quest to build a more sustainable mindset that will lead to an effective waste management system for our communities.
We will continue to work with SBMA to drive awareness and push the urgent need to recycle more effectively to protect the earth’s valuable natural resources and assure the future of our planet. Again, congratulations to the organizers for a successful event!