Greenhills Shopping Center in cooperation with various local government units and its nearby barangay councils, held a Recyclables Collection Event entitled "Cash for Scrap, A Recyclers' Bazaar on April 30, 2011 at G-Strip Parking of Greenhills Shopping Center. Cash for Scrap is part of GSC's Earth Day celebration, which aims to increase awareness on proper solid waste management to its customers, tenants, and residents of the nearby villages.
A group of recyclers with specific waste categories was organized to buy the recyclable materials that were dropped off at the event. Simultaneous with the buying and selling activities were technical demonstrations by recyclers such as Dolomatrix Philippines that demonstrated the proper disposal and treatment process of busted bulbs.
Residents from nearby villages, condominiums, and other localities came to participate in the event, which about four (4) tons of paper wastes and five (5) tons of electronic wastes, seventeen (17) pcs of ink cartridges, and thirty two (32) car batteries. About 7,000 busted bulbs, which contain mercury and are considered hazardous, were also turned over to the partner recycler for processing .
The event was graced by San Juan Vice Mayor Francis Zamora and his council, barangay captains and councilors from Barangay Greenhills and Wack-Wack, DENR-NSWMC deputy director Dir. Eli Ildefonso, SWAPP President Ms. Mary Jane Ortega, OCLP Holdings, Inc. President and CEO, Mr. Rowell L. Recinto and the General Manager of Greenhills Shopping Center Ms. Cathy C. Ko. Cash for Scrap is the very first recyclables collection event under the Solid Waste Management Program of OCLP. It was conceptualized to promote waste segregation at-source, help turn these wastes into cash while preventing these wastes to end into the landfill.
Cash for Scrap, A Recyclers' Bazaar is presented in partnership with the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources, National Solid Waste Management Commission, Environmental Management Bureau, Solid Waste Management Association of the Philippines, HMR Envirocycle, MGHS, Philippine Recyclers' Inc., Dolomatrix, Trust International Paper Corporation, YGARC, Kilus Foundation, Earthday Network, and Invisible Sisters.
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