Personal Collection Direct Selling, Inc. (PC), a Filipino direct-selling company has joined up with the Marine Conservation Philippines (MCP), an ecological NGO in its continuing campaign to clean up the country’s coastlines and surrounding waters of debris and unwanted wastes, particularly discarded plastics. In keeping with its “A Green Life is A Great Life” manifesto, PC, has tapped its Siaton, Negros Oriental dealers to beef up the coastal cleanup drive of MCP in the southwestern part of the Visayas last October 26, 2021.
Marine Conservation Philippines Program Manager, Soren Knudsen, says, “We earnestly believe that Personal Collection is one of the most committed local companies who advocate for environmental responsibility. We at Marine Conservation Philippines, are honored to be one of the partner organizations and work hand in hand with PC in their efforts to eliminate plastic pollution in the country.”
According to Willie “Jun” Evangelista, Jr., Chairman, Board of Directors of Personal Collection Direct Selling, Inc., “As the pioneer in adopting the use of biodegradable packaging, Personal Collection invites more local communities, environmental groups, and organizations to join the #GreenLifeGreatLife movement for a healthier and greener Philippines.”
The Negros Oriental event was participated by PC dealers and office employees who were on hand for the cleanup along the coast of Albiga Beach in the municipality of Siaton. Their efforts together with MCP and other volunteers netted tons of plastic trash and other debris from both shore and nearby waters, with more cleanup activities expected in the following months. The Philippines ranks as the world’s third-largest source of pollution which makes us extra vulnerable given our archipelago of more than 7,600 islands with nearly 36,300 km of coastline and imperiling one of the world’s richest in marine resources if the peril of plastic pollution remains unabated.