CMC joins war on plastic with 'Sik Sik Bote' Challenge

VALENCIA, CAGDIANAO, Province of Dinagat Islands—Consistent with its policy on sustainable environmental practices, Nickel Asia Corporation affiliate Cagdianao Mining Corporation (CMC) launched the “SIK SIK BOTE” Challenge.

Lasting up for two months, the initiative aims to encourage both employees and community residents to reduce the environmental footprint within the mine site and in the community by turning over plastic bottles filled with residual wastes.

In exchange, each participant are rewarded with the following items corresponding with the number of turned over bottles: 8-gigabyte wooden USB for 10 bottles, stainless straw or Tote bag for six bottles and drawstring bag for four bottles.

According to the Mine Environmental Protection and Enhancement Office (MEPEO), the bottles will be used in the company’s eco brick facility that has been making recycled items for years. These reusable items include flowerpots, pillow bricks, fence, tables, and chairs.

MEPEO underscored the reduction of plastic materials within the mine site and in the community, noting that plastic is composed of major toxic pollutants and has the potential to cause significant harm to the environment.

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