Eco-Volunteers for Plastic Waste Collection & Recycling in Pandacan, Manila

Agriculture & Food Security | Jul 03, 2020 | Volunteer Event


We are based in Pandacan, Manila. 

Create an eco-friendly city where everyone recycles, reduces, and re-uses; where everyone ACTIVELY cares for the environment.

We are a volunteer group in Pandacan, Manila engaged in taking action to protect our environment. Currently, we are working on a plastic waste recovery and recycling initiative. We have succeeded in creating a collection/sorting system and getting industry partners to recycle plastic waste into useful bricks for recycling.

The challenge is to get ALL the barangays to participate. We have created a system with only our meryenda money for funds. This is proof that LGUs can implement the Solid Waste Management law with a dose of resourcefulness. We need volunteers so we can scale up. We need graphics designers, writers, social media specialists, educators, and coordinators.

Every fourth Saturday we sort through collected plastic waste that will then be picked up by an industry partner for recycling into pavers or bricks.

We collect and sort the following:

These items are not being collected by junk shops, and are normally just thrown mixed into trash.

  • laminates such as empty sachets and snack packaging
  • sando bags
  • plastic wrapping and packaging material
  • styro foam
  • used tetrapacks used plastic cups

To volunteer, contact Activity Coordinator Erwina Batac Amores at 09097880957 or 09051273436.

For advice on how to create a plastic waste and used cooking oil recovery and recycling drive in your community, contact Sr. Lou Arsenio at 09088690211.

Click here for more info:



Please follow our Facebook Page - dacan-Ecology-Ministry-1226239 91500037/?ref=ts&fref=ts

Please join the eco-volunteer group for easy communication - ups/167907150315574/

How to commute to Pandacan:

Liwasang Balagtas is located at the corner of Laura St. and Beata St. in Pandacan, Manila. There is a Pandacan bound jeepney terminal along Escoda St. near Taft Ave. 

From Makati, you can take the Paco-bound jeepneys at PRC or Kalayaan St., get off at Carreon St (locally called Imbyernes) then take a tricycle to Balagtas Plaza.

Link to Map of Venue:



  • Potluck. Or you can take lunch at a nearby carinderia.
  • Bring hand sanitizer/alcohol and gloves/something to protect your hands.
  • Please take responsibility over taking note of dates and time as well as details of this volunteer opportunity.
  • Volunteer Slots are limited. Sign up only if you are SERIOUS and COMMITTED. If you back out at the last minute or ignore us when we contact you, you are putting a good cause at risk of failing. Let us RESPECT one another.   

at the back of Liwasang Balagtas, Laura St. corner Beata St. Pandacan, Manila

Jul 03, 2020

08:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Pandacan Ecology Ministry

Erwina Batac Amores



Goal: 15


12 more volunteers needed

Event Done