Plastic, paper, and metal wastes can now be exchanged for grocery items in Quezon City as the local government launched its “Trash to cashback” program.
“Recyclables” can be traded for basic commodities, such as rice, eggs, vegetables, hygiene kits, among others, in the local government’s bid to promote the importance of recycling and waste segregation.
A “My Basurero Eco-Community” kiosk has been set up at the Quezon City Hall Risen Garden, where residents can convert their recyclable wastes into “environmental points” that can be used to buy groceries, the local government said.
It added, more kiosks will “soon be rolled out in barangays.”
Interested traders have to create and register their email through BeepXTRA Philippines to collect their environmental points. The points can also be used in food deliveries.
A list of partner stores and establishments is accessible at the bXTRA.com.ph website.