The Philippine Alliance for Recycling and Materials Sustainability will build a recycling facility for sachets as a part of a comprehensive approach to address post-consumer waste which puts a strain on the environment, particularly waterways.
The P25-million recycling facility will employ clean technology that can process more than 150 metric tons of waste per year, to be converted into products such as pallets, school chairs and other high-value plastic products.
Parms is a multi-stakeholder partnership supported by the National Solid Waste Management Commission and a multi-sectoral coalition composed of top corporations in the fast-moving consumer goods sector.
“Parms is premised on developing and implementing a holistic and comprehensive program to increase resource recovery and reduce landfill dependence, leading toward ‘Zero Waste’,” said Parms founder Crispian Lao, who is also an official of the NSWMC.
The commission oversees the implementation of appropriate solid waste management plans by end-users and local governments.
Parms supports the various sustainability programs of its members ranging from education, collection, to conversion, and supports private-led initiatives reducing environmental impact.