Cigarette manufacturer, Mighty Corp has turned over 45,000 ecobags to the residents of First District of Bulacan. The said reusable bags will help reduce the incidence of flooding in the province.
The ecobags ismade of durable fabric like canvas or woven synthetic fibers, provide its residents with an environment-friendly substitute to single-use plastic bags, which are known to clog waterways, resulting to floodings. And it can be used numerous times and do not clog waterways the way plastics do.
The said donation by Mighty which was made in line with the launching of Lingkod Kalikasan Ecobag, a joint project of Bulacan’s First District, Lingkod Movement and Wong Chu King Foundation. The said project which focus on reducing of flooding incident in the province.
According to Jonathan Sy-Alvarado said each household in the district would each receive one ecobag for use in the distribution and storage of relief goods like rice, bottled water and canned food during calamities. In return, recipients should donate their plastic bags for recycling into useful products such as hollow blocks.
“Every time relief operations for calamities are ongoing, people should use their own ecobags ,” said Alvarado.
The project is in line with the Corporate Social Responsibility program of the Wongchuking-owned Mighty Corporation.