IN ANGELES City, residents may exchange to the local government their one kilo of recyclable plastic to one kilo of rice.

Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. said this is part of their program dubbed Walang Plastikan -- Plastic Palit Bigas Project.

The program will encourage the Angelenos to practice waste segregation at source, said Lazatin.

He said this is part of the local government's program to help in the worldwide campaign to protect Mother Earth.

IC Calaguas, Lazatin's chief adviser, said the City Government will collect recyclable plastics from households in exchange for rice.

"One kilo of recyclable plastics is equivalent to one kilo of rice," she said.

Calaguas said the waste they collected will be sold to companies engaged in recycling plastic that may be turned into hollow blocks and cement.

Lazatin urged his constituents to participate in the project aimed at protecting the environment and helping the indigent residents.