June 14

Coca-Cola Partners with PBSP, PLAF to Collect, Recycle Plastic Packaging

Plastic waste pollution continues to be a growing problem in the Philippines and the world as millions of tons of plastic end up in our oceans, endangering marine life and contributing to climate change.

Coca-Cola Philippines, in line with its vision of a World Without Waste—where the company aims to help collect and recycle the equivalent of every bottle and can it sells by 2030—has joined hands with its long-time partner, the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), and budding social enterprise, the Plastic Flamingo (PLAF), to help improve the collection and recycling of plastic PET packaging at the community level.

“This is a pressing and urgent issue and we can’t solve it alone. We need to collaborate with partners who have similar goals. We’re excited to work with PBSP and Plastic Flamingo and we know this project will have a big impact in terms of improving the collection of recyclable packaging in communities. We’re making sure that these initiatives are inclusive and will benefit the environment and those in the informal waste sector,” said Anthony “Tony” del Rosario, President of Coca-Cola Philippines and VP for Coca-Cola Franchise Operations in the East Region (Vietnam, Cambodia, and the Philippines).

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