Senator-elect Cynthia Villar launched the first Waste Plastic Recycling Factory
June 8, 2013
Recently, Senator-elect and Managing Director of Villar Foundation, Cynthia Villar launched Waste Plastic Recycling Factory in Metro Manila.
The said project aims to protect the environment. Waste Plastic Recycling Factory are located in Ilaya, Las Pinas Ciy and also a pilot project of the Villar Foundation.
During the inauguration, she was accompanied by her husband, outgoing Senator Manny Villar and her son, reelected Las Piñas Rep. Mark Villar.
“We have a lot of plastic wastes here in Metro Manila. When disposed improperly, these result in clogging of our drainage and eventually cause flooding, spread of diseases, and many others. So we thought of processing these plastic wastes and come up into something useful. That is when I read about this technology in Davao, which processes plastic wastes into school chairs,” Mrs. Villar said.
She acknowledged Envirotech Waste Recycling, Inc. president and CEO Winchester Lemen who invented the waste plastic recycling facility three years ago in Davao City.
”A Filipino invented this recycling facility. Perhaps the Filipinos are really good as you have seen in this kind of technology,” Villar said about her discovery of Lumen’s invention.
When she found out about Lumen’s creation, she went to Davao to personally witness if the technology is really working.
“I have been using biodegradable wastes as resource in my other livelihood projects. I was so happy when I saw this technology, because now, we can also process non-biodegradable wastes, and we have tons of them here in Metro Manila,” she added.
She is proud of this project because it will help a lot of people and also for environmental benefit it brings to Mother Nature.
“In processing the unavoidable plastic wastes into something useful, like school chairs, we are not only cleaning and protecting the environment, but we are, at the same time, providing livelihood to the poor – to the workers in the factory who are processing the wastes,” said Villar.
Villar said if this project will be successful, it can be replicated in other provinces in the country.
Villar is also known as Misis Hanepbuhay, because of her many livelihood projects built benefitting the poor.
Before running for Senate, she served as Congresswoman of Las Pinas for 9 years and became Managing Director of the Villar Foundation, where she continued providing livelihood projects in 200 towns and cities all over the country.
The waste plastic recycling factory is in addition to the existing livelihood project or so-called green social enterprises of the Villar Foundation: waterlily basket weaving enterprise, coconet weaving enterprise, handmade paper factory, handloom blanket weaving enterprise, charcoal-making enterprise, citronella oil-making enterprise and organic fertilizer making factory.
As of latest count, incoming senator Cynthia Villar has established over 230 pilot centers of the livelihood enterprise all over the country. She will pursue this advocacy even as a senator as she vowed to put up one pilot center in each of the 1,600 towns and cities in the Philippines. Her husband, Senator Manny Villar, will continue her other advocacy for Villar Foundation.
Meanwhile, The Villar Foundation continues to warn the public about misleading text messages using its name, it has no existing raffle draws or promotion, so please ignore or report to the foundation. Please see their warning.