ANGELES CITY — The city government here has made possible the making of recycled brick pavers from plastics collected through the Walang Plastikan: Plastik Palit Bigas project, using the city’s shredding machine.
The project, which was launched by Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. on January 2022, has already collected 720,003 kilos of plastic to date. This is also equivalent to the kilos of rice already exchanged by Angeleño households.
City Engineer Donato Dizon has shared the sample of finished recycled brick pavers via the City Information Office official Facebook page.
According to Dizon, only trained employees from CEO and the Environmental Management System are assigned to make the brick pavers.
The bricks will be used in local infrastructure projects, particularly on the sidewalks, Engr. Dizon says.
The Walang Plastikan: Plastik Palit Bigas project, which is being overseen by Chief Adviser IC Calaguas, is ongoing via schedule.
There are redemption trucks plying throughout the 33 barangays, and a redemption booth was also established last June at the City Hall.
During the initial implementation of the project, rice cookers were donated by Engr. Dizon, Calaguas and Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel to encourage more Angeleños to participate in the project.
Upon sharing photos of the bricks, positive feedback were received from the residents of Angeles City, citing waste segregation, reduction in the use of plastic, and the continuous assistance to put food on their tables.
At the time of this writing, the Facebook post has 2,600 reactions, 241 shares, and 114 comments.