Eco Kolek Secures Driver's Licenses for Waste Collectors: Empowering the Eco Warriors
Actual Plastics Collected to Save the Ocean
27 metric tons
Our Eco-Warriors and their Community
With the goal of helping the community, Project Zacchaeus assisted in formally organizing community members as an association, Samahan ng mga Mamamayan ng Jacana (SMJ) in 2018. The association is comprised of 188 members, of which approximately 60 members are involved in informal waste collection, while the remaining members work in construction, in sari-sari stores, or are unemployed.
The main objective of this Project is to improve the 3R and solid waste management system of Puerto Princesa City by empowering and promoting the informal waste collectors as catalysts of change and key partners, by equipping the waste collectors with advanced technology innovations to maximize digitalized collection procedures, segregation, waste databasing, promotion of awareness, etc., and by providing means of transportation for logistics mechanisms of the Project.