OF PLASTIC WASTE DIVERTED FROM NATURE
1 Blue Whale is over 150 tonnes
Total Investment into Plastic Waste Circular Economy*
*Investments to Education, Infrastructure, and Negative Tonnage
ESTIMATED CARBON REDUCTION FROM COAL REPLACEMENT
1 Eiffel Tower is 10,100 tonnes
THROUGH ALING TINDERA
We are building a network of women micro-entrepreneur store owners
to become sustainability champions in their communities.
INCREASED INCOME & OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN MICRO- ENTREPRENEURS AND THEIR COMMUNITIES
In partnership with city governments and local communities, we identify locations and provide the nominated woman store owner with the infrastructure needed to buy and collect plastic waste from her community.
BETTER ORGANIZED INFORMAL SECTOR OF WASTE COLLECTORS
Aling Tindera Partners buy plastic waste from their communities which creates behavior change through financial incentives to not pollute but rather contribute to the circular economy. PCX buys the plastic waste collected by the Aling Tindera at a higher price which provides incremental income to her household.
IMPROVED HEALTH OF THE COMMUNITY THROUGH CLEANER ENVIRONMENT
The plastic waste is then taken to pre-approved processors who has been vetted for environmental compliance to ensure it does not leak into nature.
GOVERNMENT SAVINGS & COMPLIANCE R.A.9003
Governments and brands support cleanup effort which not only reduces the burden on heavily taxed waste systems, but also provides a market-based mechanism for brands to take repsonsiblity for their post consumers pollution footprints.
FEATURED ALING TINDERAS
Meet these empowered women who become champions of sustainability within their communities through our Aling Tindera cash-to-waste program.
ALING LIGAYAFROM PANDACAN
Aside from selling snacks, Aling Ligaya earns money by collecting plastic waste together with her fellow street cleaners who work hard to keep their block free from trash. When she’s not doing that, she’s out and about in a small raft cleaning up the nearby river. She is very passionate about the environment and does anything she can to make an impact. Aling Ligaya’s commitment has rubbed off on her daughter who also helps run her plastic waste drop-off station.
of plastic waste from Pandacan, Manila
ALING SOCORROFROM STA. ANA
Since joining the Aling Tindera network, Aling Soccoro has been collecting recyclables to sell to nearby junk shops. To augment her earnings, PCX purchases from her all residual soft plastics that junk shops refuse. Now that she has a steadier stream of income, she has allowed herself to hope.
“SOON WILL LIFT MYSELF OUT OF POVERTY AND BUILD A HOME WITH A BATHROOM FOR MY CHILDREN.” — ALING SOCORRO
of plastic waste from Sta. Ana, Manila*
ALING LORMEFROM STA. MESA
Like most Aling Tindera partners, Alinig Lorme was surprised that PCX would compensate her for collecting end-of-life and single-use plastic waste, such as sachets, e-commerce packaging, and even rubber tires - materials frequently turned down by most recyclers. This has meant not only more income for her, but cleaner surroundings for her community. Her most enthusiastic supporter is her husband, Tatay Tony, who would help her sort plastic waste according to type, and her daughter, who comes home everyday with plastic discarded by her officemates.
of plastic waste from Sta. Mesa, Manila
ALING NENENGFROM BASECO
Aling Neneng collects and earns from plastic trash, even building a community of mothers around her to clean up and make money from all the plastic waste in the neighborhood. She has inspired them to work hard and remain optimistic for a better future, proudly noting that her kids are now where they ought to be: in school.
"WE GET THROUGH FINE," SHE SHARED. "AS LONG AS I AM ABLE TO PROVIDE THE BASIC NEEDS OF MY FAMILY, I AM HAPPY" — ALING NENENG
of plastic waste from Baseco, Manila*
CLEANING UP IN REAL TIME
“Our Partnership with PCX is one of the key enablers of CPFI in achieving plastic neutrality in support of our sustainability goals.”
Greg BanzonChief Operating Officer Century Pacific Food Inc.
"Unilever seeks to build meaningful partnerships and we are grateful to work with PCX through our shared mission to support communities and protect the environment."
Ed SunicoVice President for Communications for South East Asia, Unilever
"Working with Plastic Credit Exchange allows us to take direct responsibility for the environmental impact of ur packaging, and actually do something to help take plastic out of the environment."
Lee ZalbenFounder & CEOPeanut Butter & Co.
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