RESIDENTS of Barangay Telabastagan in the City of San Fernando headed by Barangay Clerk Martel Cruz kicked off the Plastic Credit Exchange's (PCX) Plastic Waste Collection Program through SM Cares.

Located in SM City Telabastagan and SM City Pampanga, the community can now responsibly dispose of their plastic wastes.

SM Malls now serve as collection points for almost all types of plastic and Styrofoam waste. The program aims to divert plastic waste from landfills and bodies of water by collecting them straight from households for co-processing, upcycling or recycling.

To date, SM and PCX have collected more than 13,271 kilograms of plastic waste from the participating SM Malls, similar to diverting 21,442 kilograms of CO2, equivalent to 355 tree seedlings grown for ten years.

The Plastic Waste Collection Program is sponsored by Nestle Philippines and supported by Watsons, Procter & Gamble, and PricewaterhouseCoopers Philippines. (PR)