Pilipinas Shell has opened their world’s first retail station made from eco-bricks created from upcycled plastic waste.
In partnership with Green Antz Builders, Pilipinas Shell has put up such feat as they built a Shell retail station in Plaridel, Bulacan—the first for the whole Shell global group. In putting up the said station, some 26,512 eco-bricks (upcyling to 1,200 kilograms of plastic waste) were utilized for the project.
These products were sourced from Green Antz’s Plaridel eco-brick hub, from various waste management sources, including those from Malolos, Plaridel, Pulilan, Baliuag, and San Ildefonso local governments with the help of Plaridel’s chief eco-brick proponent Jocell Vistan.
Pilipinas General Manager and Vice President for Shell Mobility Philippines Randy Del Valle said that the latest initiative is more than just reducing carbon footprint.
“This past year has been all about accelerating our transformation to do better in our financial, social, and environmental dimensions. At Shell, we believe that this milestone station will not only help us reduce our carbon footprint and meet our ambition to reduce, reuse, recycle waste, but also set a precedent for smarter and cost-efficient station design,” Del Valle was quoted as saying.