PEPSI TO RECYCLE THEIR BATTERIES AND OIL FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
ABS-CBN Bantay Kalikasan and Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc. (PCPPI) collaborated to ensure proper recovery and recycling of used lead acid batteries and oils.
The partnership is sealed under Bantay Baterya and Langis – Bantay Kalikasan’s very own projects that aim to reduce hazardous wastes that contaminate the water bodies. Bantay Kalikasan has partnered with accredited recyclers: Oriental & Motolite Marketing Corporation (OMMC) for proper recycling of used lead acid batteries and Genetron International Marketing for used oils.
Through these projects, Bantay Kalikasan has recovered and recycled a total of 5 million kilograms of used lead acid batteries and 2.58 million liters of used oil. These were supposed to reach the landfills or contaminate water bodies had it not been addressed properly.
“Itong pangyayari po ngayon, I can very well say, [is] one of the proudest moments of our company… This is one of the things we do in our company, [making] sure to prioritize sustainability [and making] sure that we have a very positive impact, not just to our customers but also the community where we operate,” PCPPI Vice-President for Legal, Corporate & Government Affairs Atty. Lope R. Manuel, Jr. expressed.
CHEERS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT! (L-R) Atty. Ari Vergil Fabros- Senior Manager-Legal and Government Affairs of Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc., Jocelyn Panen-Technical Sales Director of Genetron International Marketing, Allan Frias,II- Senior Vice President for Operations of PCPPI, Atty. Lope Manuel, Jr.-VP for Legal, Corporate and Government Affairs of PCPPI; Susan Afan-ABS-CBN Foundation Managing Director; Jen Santos-Bantay Kalikasan Program Director; & Paul Mercado- ABS-CBN Foundation Central Marketing Head.
ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc. Managing Director Susan Afan not only showed gratitude to Pepsi as the new partner, but also proposed a more lasting and sustainable partnership for the environment. She explained that the community projects of Bantay Kalikasan take time to come to fruition.
“Transformation of a community really takes time. And so we hope that this is just the beginning of many more projects that we can do together,” Afan said.
Proven to be at the forefront of environmental protection, Pepsi has reduced its product packaging over the past years in order to reduce its waste footprint. While majority of its sales are in returnable glass bottles, it has committed to achieving 100% recyclable, compostable packaging by 2025. It supports Bantay Kalikasan’s stance of reducing the usage of single-use plastic through lifestyle change, like bringing reusable tumblers, lunch boxes and utensils.