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Davao City to turn plastic bottles into chairs

/ 05:17 PM August 14, 2019

DAVAO CITY –– The Davao City government has partnered with two private organizations in a bid to boost efforts at recycling of bottles made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET).

The recycling initiative aims to convert plastic bottles into school chairs.

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To collect the plastic bottles, the Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines Inc. (CCBPI) has installed a large collection bin shaped in its iconic bottle at Magsaysay Park, the main site of the Kadayawan Festival.

Coca-Cola runs the World Without Waste recycling campaign.

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Sooner, CCBPI will also set up collection bins in People’s Park, Rizal Park, Botanical Garden, and Sta. Ana Wharf after getting the nod of the city’s Parks Board, said City Administrator Zuleika Lopez.

Lopez assured that the local government is committed to further boost the collection of the recyclable plastics in the city, not just during the Kadayawan Festival.

The campaign would be directed at both residents and tourists, Lopez said.

She added that they are excited at the prospect of having the plastics returned as chairs.

“More than that, we want to get everybody involved to know that their plastic garbage does not end in the bins, there is something good that can come out of it,” Lopez explained.

Winder Recycling Company will be responsible for processing the plastic bottles into chairs.

“We see the warm welcome of our presence at Kadayawan as an opportunity to further promote a cleaner and greener way of living, most especially during a celebration so important to Davaoeños,” said lawyer Juan Lorenzo Tañada, CCBPI Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Director. /lzb

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