The Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) council of Calumpang, Binangonan, Rizal is offering free printing of school materials, documents, and assignments of students and teachers in exchange for plastic bottles.
The youth council said the project aims to help teachers and students as schools and colleges migrate to online format amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) threat, while at the same time reducing plastic waste in the area.
For every three 500 milliliter (ml) plastic bottles, one gets free printing for a maximum of 10 pages.
For every three 75 ml/1 liter/1.5 liter plastic bottles, one gets free printing for 11 to 25 pages.
“Sa bawat pa-print ay walang perang ibabayad kundi mga bote lamang na wala nang laman, patapon na, o hindi na nagagamit sa inyong tahanan. Ang boteng kapalit ay ibibigay sa araw nang pagkuha ng printed materials. Ang mga boteng ito ay ire-recycle at gagamitin sa mas kapaki-pakinabang na bagay (They don’t need to pay us for every printout. They only need to donate empty bottles or bottles they no longer use in their house. In exchange, we will print their materials for free. The bottles will be recycled and reused),” the youth council wrote on Facebook.
Printing is only done on weekdays, while the distribution or pick up of printed materials is on weekends.
Documents for printing may be emailed to [email protected], and shall include their name, age, address, and contact number.
“Ipagpatuloy ang pag-unlad ng ating sarili, ng kapwa, at ng lipunan sa gitna ng pandemya. Ang proyektong ito ay kaisa sa paghubog ng sarili at paglinang ng kaalaman at kasanayan ng bawat kabataang may puso at pagmamahal sa edukasyon, buhay, at sa totoong edukasyon ng buhay (Let us continue helping ourselves, each other, and the society in the midst of the pandemic. This project aims to help every youth who has a heart and love for education, life, and real life knowledge),” the youth council added.