SM City Bacolod invites shoppers to donate plastic bags.
 
Bag-O Plastic of Bago City in partnership with SM City Bacolod has set up drop boxes for shoppers to donate their plastic bags at the north and south wings of SM City Bacolod.

Bag-O Plastic is an environmentally-conscious livelihood project geared towards low-income women of Bago City who are determined to provide financial support for their families while also reducing the negative effects of plastic waste. The project was initiated by U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, Rachael Saler, in cooperation with Bago City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) and Bago City Environmental & Natural Resources Office (ENRO).

The livelihood enables the women to collect, segregate, and clean discarded plastic bags. The plastic bags earned are crocheted into handbags and purses. Proceeds from the sale of each bag go directly to the woman that made it. This project aims to give income to the makers of the bags who are mostly housewives.

The women of Bag-O Plastic are committed to promote awareness on the importance of environment protection and women empowerment through self-sufficiency. They recently joined the global observance of Earth Hour at SM City Bacolod where Rachael Saler awarded Bag-O Plastic products to the Girl Scouts of the Philippines Negros Occidental Chapter and Colegio San Agustin Bacolod for bringing the most number of plastic bags.

For more information about the project, follow Bag-O Plastic on Facebook or email bag_o_plastic@yahoo.com.
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