This Place Gives Rice, Other Supplies in Exchange for Plastic Bottles and Wrappers

Did you know that the entire planet produces about 2.12 billion tons of waste each year and that an average person throws away about 99% of what he/she buys in a matter of 6 months? This accounts for the huge garbage problem that’s affecting the world today.

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One way to help solve the global trash problem is to start implementing the 3Rs even at our own homes: reduce, reuse, and recycle.

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A non-profit organization in Cebu City is earning praise for its impressive offer to anyone who comes in to bring plastic bottles and wrappers. Every kilogram of these garbage corresponds to something that could be bought from the Plastic Barter Store.

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There are a lot of items to choose from, ranging from rice and sardines to clothes and slippers. There are even toys for kids! What’s quite impressive is that the Plastic Barter Store is helping a lot of people have food and other supplies while also help in keeping the environment clean.

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Those who wish to avail of the barter should make sure to first clean the plastic bottles and wrappers, drying these out before placing in a container or bag to exchange at the store.

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Through this initiative, people are encouraged to clean up their surroundings, keep the recyclable materials, and later exchange these for items they need at home.

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Plenty of scavengers are availing the offer, choosing the Plastic Barter Store as they can already get basic commodities there. Many kids are also helping out clean the streets during their free time, with some already availing of the slippers and toys offered at the store.

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The Plastic Barter Store can be found on Mabini St., Cebu City, near the University of Southern Philippines (USP).

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What an impressive way to help the people while helping the environment, too. Many netizens are hoping that a store like this will also be opened in other places.

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