The Quezon City government has opened its first condiment refilling station to help address plastic pollution.
The city’s small business and cooperatives development office, in partnership with NutriAsia, opened its first “Bring Your Own Bote Store” at the city hall compound.
The store – which is made out of eco-bricks – is a zero-waste facility where residents can bring their own reusable bottles and refill them with condiments such as vinegar, soy sauce and cooking oil at affordable prices. Other NutriAsia products in eco-friendly packaging are also available.
Mayor Joy Belmonte said the “initiative is part of the city’s strong commitment to environmental sustainability.”
Quezon City is the first local government unit to engage with in this eco-friendly initiative.
The facility also has a drop box for discarded plastic bottles, containers, sachets, snack packs, plastic utensils and other plastic materials.