Watsons Philippines has collaborated with Plastic Bank to help reduce plastic pollution and alleviate poverty by creating livelihood. The brand will invest in the recovery of ocean-bound plastic and in the process, provide income for Plastic Bank collectors.
The health, wellness and beauty retailer offers its customers four Sustainable Choices: Clean Beauty (mindfully created products without “unwanted” ingredients), Refill and Reduce (refilling bottles and reusing containers), Better Ingredients and Better Packaging. It will continue to Do Good for the Oceans by committing to the prevention of 50,000 kg of plastic bottles from entering the world’s oceans – the equivalent of 2.5 million bottles over the first 12 months.
“At the heart of Look Good, Feel Great is Do Good. Watsons has always been at the forefront of sustainability and this collaboration with Plastic Bank only further reinforces our commitment to helping make this world a better place,” said Viki Encarnacion, Watsons PR and Sustainability Director.
“We are happy to team up with Watsons Philippines – a company that shares our vision on creating a regenerative economy. This collaboration showcases our unified goal of stopping ocean plastic while creating more opportunities for people living in vulnerable coastal communities,” said David Katz, Founder, and CEO of Plastic Bank.
In the recent Watsons’ Do Good webinar, Usec. Mercedita A. Sombilla of NEDA-Regional Development Group and Atty. Marcus Valdez II of DTI- Director of Consumer Policy and Advocacy Bureau tackled the serious issue of microplastic pollution and how we can help save the earth.
Plastic waste is a big problem for the environment and humanity in general: Every minute, one garbage truck of plastic is dumped into the ocean. If this continues unabated, there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans in 30 years. Sadly, the Philippines is one of the top 3 contributors to this plastic problem.
We can help save the earth! Let’s do it together! Check off as much of these simple and easy ways you can start living and doing good: 1. Say No To Single Use of Plastic 2. Segregate And Recycle 3. Upcycle and Repurpose 4. Trash To Cash.