QC Chosen for Green Fund Projects

Three major business enterprises - Robinsons Handyman, Puregold Price Club and Mercury Drug - launched their various green fund projects, in support of the city’s continuing effort to regulate the use of plastic.

Spearheaded by the city’s Environmental Protection and Waste Management Department, Mayor Herbert Bautista led city government officials during the ceremonial turnover held during the flag-raising ceremony today, November 20, at Quezon City Hall.

Robinsons Handyman and Puregold turned over some 450 sets of segregation bins to the city government for distribution to 45 selected public schools in the city while Mercury Drug donated 35 mountain bikes to selected QC Police Stations as assistance to enhance police mobility and visibility.

The turnover activity also coincided with the awarding ceremony for the winners in EPWMD’s “Pasiklaban ng Kalinisan sa Eskwelahan” program.

Under the QC Plastic Bag Ordinance, green fund came from the Php-2 plastic recovery system fee paid on consumers who do not have “reusable bags” or redeem “used plastic bags” for a new plastic bag. The fund is currently being maintained by Type 1 retailers, such as shopping malls, supermarkets, department stores and among others, to support various environmental initiatives of the city government.