Envisioning a plastic-free Balayan with PTC and Dewaste Solutions
APRIL 28, 2023
Dewaste Solutions and PTC signed a Memorandum of Agreement last April 19, 2023, to launch the Plastic-free Movement in Balayan, Batangas.
The Plastic-free Movement aims to divert plastic waste that would otherwise end up in the marine environment and provide livelihood opportunities to coastal communities by giving new life to discarded plastic. It is estimated that up to 10 tons of plastic waste per month will be diverted from the partner community in Balayan, Batangas through this project. Around 300 households will also benefit from this program which will provide a means of livelihood to informal waste collectors and their families.
Capt. Ronald Enrile, Head of the Talent Acquisition Group, represented PTC at the signing while Dewaste Solutions was represented by its co-founder Mr. Juvien Galano. Also present were Hector Manuel Jon C Brizuela, Manager of the PTC Pipeline Engagement Program, and Ms. Bernadette Ogot, co-founder of Dewaste Solutions, as witnesses to the event.
The Plastic-free Movement is PTC's commitment to supporting seafarers and coastal communities by alleviating marine plastic waste, especially in the most critical marine biodiversity areas in the country. This is also in support of SDG 14: Life Below Water and SDG 11: Making Cities Safe and Sustainable.