NCCC Supermarket Mall Victoria Plaza recently launched to the public its “Go Green” initiatives which featured eco-friendly habits for customers to avail when shopping.
NCCC’S ‘Swapapremyo’ in partnership with Unilever Philippines, wherein consumers can swap one kilogram worth of plastics in exchange for either one Surf or Breeze Powder. Plastics collected will then be turned over to Winder Recycling Company to process these soft plastics into durable and compact furniture such as armchairs and benches; B.Y.O.B. or Bring Your Own Bote in partnership with Nutri-Asia, Inc., wherein consumers can bring in clean bottle containers and have them filled with their soy sauce, vinegar, and cooking oil products. This is aside from NCCC’s very own “Everday Refill” Refilling Station, where consumers can buy condiments, coffee beans, spices, and dried fruits in bulk or “takal takal” style; and for customers bringing in their handy eco-bags or “bayong”, they have a designated Go Green Lane for a swift and green transaction.
“We at NCCC, believe that small yet consistent habits can make a huge impact on our environment, so we encourage everyone na pumunta dito sa NCCC Supermarket and experience the environmental shopping projects ng NCCC that focused on reduce, refill, recycle, and recover.” Mr. Romnick Pacpakin Odo, Store Manager of NCCC Supermarket Mall VP said during his opening message.
Also present in the exhibit are different artworks made of recyclable materials and sign boards promoting the use of rechargeable batteries, reusable glass bottles, and the proper way of segregation. All of which are designed to educate and give awareness to the consumers, especially parents and their children, passing by.
“It all starts from home, teach your children how to properly manage their garbage, segregate from source, ug dili ilabay bisan asa atung basura. According to our data since 2015, the Philippines is the 3rd largest generator of solid waste na maabot sa atung waterways and oceans which is detrimental to our marine resources. Since NCCC have these Go Green initiatives, which the government supports, let’s all take part in this.” Engr. Myhrra Fair Llanos-Barquilla, Chemical and Hazardous Waste Permitting Section Chief said during her speech.
The Go Green campaign of NCCC does not end here, they are planning of bringing about relevant series of activities such as tree planting activities, cleanup drives, and barangay tour initiatives through NCCC Cares by the fourth quarter of this year.