How many waste plastic bottles do you generate in a week? It is one of the most common wastes in today’s lifestyle. To address this concern, the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act or RA 9003 requires local government units to establish a materials recovery facility (MRF) where recyclable waste materials such as plastic bottles are sorted and stored for future recycling.

In Barangay Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City, the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) initiated an MRF solely for plastic bottles which are easiest to collect and also to sell for recyclers. Proceeds will go to the funds for the youth organization in the barangay.

photos by SK Carmen

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