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Plastic Credit Exchange with the Support of PepsiCo Philippines Launches Aling Tindera Waste-to-Cash

After launching locations in the City of Manila last year, Plastic Credit Exchange (PCX), the first global non-profit plastic offset organization in support with PepsiCo Philippines is proud to announce the expansion of its Aling Tindera Waste-to-Cash program with Pasig City, bringing more opportunities to address the plastic waste crisis within the community.

This new partnership with Pasig City was signed into action through a Memorandum of Agreement by PCX Founder Nanette Medved-Po and Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto. The program looks to establish up to 20 locations over the next 3 years, spanning Pasig City’s 30 barangays. PepsiCo Philippines through its pep+ initiative is the first to back the expansion of the waste-to-cash program, supporting the first 10 locations in the city.


Through the Aling Tindera Program, women sari-sari store owners incentivize the community to exchange post-consumer plastic waste for cash. This allows the program to efficiently aggregate, store, and transport the waste to appropriate processing facilities. Pasig City will benefit from the program by building an inclusive, circular and convenient value chain which brings budget savings as well as a cleaner environment.


“We are excited to expand our Aling Tindera initiative to the City of Pasig. This will provide a convenient solution for Pasigueños to not only put their plastic waste in the right place ensuring it does not wind up in the ocean but will empower their own women micro-entrepreneurs and the community at large”, said Medved-Po.


On the other hand, Mayor Vico Sotto admitted there was an increase in the use of single-use plastics throughout the pandemic and welcomed the collaboration with PCX knowing that this would make the city’s cleanup and participation more inclusive. “We’re very happy to have non-government and private sector partners who will help us not only to provide support in finances and equipment but to also help steer us in the correct direction,” adds Mayor Vico.


Following their existing commitment to the Aling Tindera program, PepsiCo Corporate Affairs and Communications Head for the Philippines and North & Southeast Asia, Anne Marie Corominas says, “After experiencing its success in Manila, we are happy to support the expansion of Plastic Credit Exchange’s Aling Tindera Program in Pasig City and nationwide. We believe these programs will continue empowering communities and women-owned small businesses while inspiring positive change for the planet. PepsiCo looks forward to accelerating sustainable transformation with the Filipino communities we serve and building the future we all must have.”


The Aling Tindera Program forms part of PCX’s broader plastic clean up mechanism enabling businesses to take action to stop plastic waste from ending up in nature. To date, PCX has diverted over 22 million kilograms of plastic waste away from polluting the environment.


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