Robinsons Supermarket’s Green Fund to donate 11,000 school chairs to QC public schools
Robinsons Supermarket plans to donate 11,000 school chairs as part of their Ecosavers project. This is in keeping with its commitment to use its Green Fund to support children’s education and to benefit the environment. The chairs are made from recycled plastic materials.
Robinsons Supermarket will turn over the rest of the chair donations to 11 more public schools in Quezon City in the next few months. Robinsons Supermarket tapped Envirotech Waste Recycling Inc. to produce the school chairs. They used 30 tons of recycled plastic materials to produce 1,500 plastic chairs.
At the ceremonial turnover at the Quezon City Hall, Robinsons Supermarket executives, Mayor Herbert Bautista, and Quezon City Environmental Protection and Waste Management Department (EPWMD) head Ms. Frederika Rentoy turned over the first batch of 1,500 plastic chairs to Pasong Tamo Elementary School principal Dr. Arsenio Honrejas and student representatives.
“Together with the Quezon City officials, we are delighted to provide these chairs through our Ecosavers Green Fund which will go a long way towards not only making education convenient for our young pupils, but also in helping manage plastic wastes,” said Mr. Jody Gadia, General Manager of Robinsons Supermarket.
The Robinsons Supermarket’s Green Fund comes from P2.00 regulatory fees charged to supermarket customers whenever they opt to use plastic bags for their groceries. This is mandated by the Quezon City government through a city-wide ordinance, in an effort to reduce the use of plastic bags that are harmful to the environment.
Use of the Green Fund requires that it be earmarked for environmental projects that would also benefit Quezon City residents.
For more information on the Ecosavers project and Green Fund initiatives, like Robinsons Supermarket at www.facebook.com/RobinsonsSupermarketOfficial or visit its official website at www.robinsons-supermarket.com.ph.