The tarpaulins and posters used from the recent electoral campaign have been upcycled into bags by a group of women in Dasmariñas, Cavite.
Villar, the chairperson of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, stated: “We are very glad that we have now a way for the proper disposal of those used tarpaulins. Through this initiative, we were not only able to recycle used tarpaulins into something useful, but we were also able to help women earn additional income for their families.”
There were at least 550 bags constructed by the MXD Tailoring from the 2×3 feet tarpaulins. Each bag measures 12x18x4 inches.
According to Villar, these upcycled bags are “the more durable and environment-friendly substitute for plastic bags.”
The Nacionalista Party senator will distribute the bags for free to “further promote her advocacy for plastic recycling.”
On the last day of their session for the 17th Congress on Tuesday, Villar was seen giving some of the bags to her fellow senators in the Senate plenary.
News source: Manila Bulletin