PASIG CITY SIGNS MOU WITH GREEN ANTZ BUILDERS’ COMMUNITY ECOHUB
After many challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Memorandum of Understanding between the City Government of Pasig and Green Antz Builders Inc. was officially signed on August 5, 2021 in a virtual ceremony attended by representatives from the Pasig City Mayor’s Office, Pasig Environment & Natural Resources Office (CENRO), Solid Waste Management Office (SWMO), and Office of the City Administrator. Also present are Barangay Manggahan Officials and representatives from the funder USAID’s Clean Cities Blue Ocean Program (USAID CCBO).
This event marks the start of the partnership between the two parties on combating plastic pollution and reduction of waste going to landfills.
The Community EcoHub of Green Antz, led by Green Antz Chief Strategy Officer Paul Puthenpurekal, is a project under the Clean Cities, Blue Ocean Program of USAID that seeks to reduce plastic wastes that end up in oceans by targeting wastes directly at the source. Under the project, a recycling facility that will process biodegradable waste to compost, and plastics to eco-bricks and pavers will be set up in Pasig City. Key stakeholders will also undergo virtual trainings on solid waste management.