(The most common types of garbage on the beach include cigarette butts, food wrappers, plastic straws, plastic bottle caps, styro foam and plastic beverage bottles. Contributed photo)
DURING THE third Saturday in September, SM Supermalls join the world to rid beaches of the garbage affl icting beaches. SM City Olongapo Downtown and SM City Olongapo Central together with its employees and agency personnel showed support in this noble activity to help eliminate trash and debris from beaches and waterways that contribute to pollution.
SM is keeping its commitment to promote and support the International Coastal Cleanup by joining the activity in Kalaklan Lighthouse, Olongapo City on September 28, 2019.
The most common types of garbage they find on the beaches include cigarette butts, food wrappers, plastic straws, plastic bottle caps, styro foam and plastic beverage bottles.
SM Supermalls share the same advocacy with OC-ICC(- Ocean Conservancy-International Coastal Cleanup) through the SM Cares program on Environment and Volunteerism which works actively to safeguard our natural ecosystems, provide information and educate the public on various environmental concerns and encourage the community members to do their share to preserve mother nature.
Volunteer organizations, patrons of SM Olongapo Downtown and SM Olongapo Central, LGU representatives, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the Philippine Coast Guard, PNP, Bureau of Fire Protection, business groups,17 Barangays, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of the Philippines Olongapo chapter, students and teachers participated in the Coastal Cleanup.
This annual activity empowers people to stop the fl ow of trash before it hits the ocean. SM constantly supports this kind of activity and adhere to one common purpose.