ANGELES CITY — The city government has started producing brick pavers using the shredding machine it purchased recently, from the plastics collected through the “Walang Plastikan: Plastik Palit Bigas” project.
The project, which was launched by Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. on January 2022, has already collected 720,003 kilos of plastic to date, equivalent to the kilos of rice already exchanged by residents.
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. At the time of this writing, the Facebook post has 2,600 reactions, 241 shares, and 114 comments.