As it works towards offsetting its carbon emissions and achieving carbon neutrality by 2022, Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) launched a new sustainability target that advances waste management efforts in its commercial properties.
It recently opened its pilot Eco Hub facility in Arca South— the Company’s 74-hectare estate in Taguig. This new facility aims to collect and reuse discarded plastic materials and transform them into valuable resources for construction in ALI’s developments.
“This Eco Hub will help us drive segregation, and eventually improve reduction at source. We have seen how people continue to practice segregation when they are assured that their segregated plastic waste actually goes to the proper facilities,” said ALI Sustainability Manager Anna Gonzales. She added that through these processes, waste becomes a building block for something more useful. “More importantly, people who segregate waste become more aware of their impact on the environment and eventually work toward reducing their waste production,” said Gonzales.
The Eco Hub is developed in partnership with environment-friendly construction products and solutions provider Green Antz Builders. “We shred clean and dry plastic discards and mix them with sand, cement, gravel, water and an additive to produce eco bricks, eco pavers and eco cast.” Green Antz President and CEO Rommel Benig shared.