Recognizing the low collection and recycling rates in the country and the opportunity to drive circular economy solutions, Coca-Cola Philippines, through its social investment arm, Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, is continuously partnering with NGOs to implement sustainable solid waste management programs at the community level.
Together with its long-time partner WWF-Philippines, and with additional funding from The Coca-Cola Foundation (the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company), Coca-Cola is piloting diverse plastic diversion systems tailored to different communities in the country.
“The global scale of plastic pollution makes it a problem that requires strong, impactful partnerships and sustainable solutions. That is why we partner with like-minded organizations like WWF-Philippines to help us provide circular waste solutions that will not only do good for the environment but can also educate people to be part of the solution and uplift the lives of Filipinos,” said Cecile Alcantara, president of the Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines.
The 10-month project will involve four different types of communities from highly urbanized cities, coastal communities, islands, and lowlands in Davao City, San Isidro in Davao Oriental, Island Garden City of Samal and Donsol in Sorsogon.