Solid Waste Management
April 22, 2022
PBSP, BEST, Inc. launch X-TRASH Challenge Year 2

This year, PBSP and the BEST, Inc. are expanding its advocacy to protect the environment and once again

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PBSP, BEST, Inc. launch X-TRASH Challenge Year 2

Last year, the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) and Basic Environmental Systems and Technology (BEST, Inc.) successfully concluded the first X-Trash Challenge and named MERALCO as the overall champion.  

Within four months, the membership-wide competition has garnered a total of 62,741.96 kilos of trash which is equivalent to 306,198.75 environmental points (EPs) that were converted to cash and used to purchase food packs for 300 priority families in Metro Manila.

This year, PBSP and the BEST, Inc. are expanding its advocacy to protect the environment and once again called for support from PBSP member-companies as they begin year two of the X-Trash Challenge: Less Basura, Less Problema. X-Trash year two offers a new twist. Each X-Trash challenger is encouraged to choose a partner school, community, or NGO willing to actively participate in the challenge. 

A total of 13 member companies together with their chosen partner organization registered to compete in this year’s challenge.

Here are the challengers and their chosen partner organizations.

A. Magsaysay, Inc. and St. James Child Development Center in SitioSantiago Sambungan, Calatagan, Batangas

Accenture, Inc. and Accenture Guards & Housekeeping Personnel

Bangko Kabayan and Soroptimist International of San Jose, Batangas

BDO Unibank, Inc. and Addition Hills Integrated School in Mandaluyong City

Deloitte Philippines Outreach, Inc. and Ususan Elementary School in Taguig City

Dole Philippines and Sto. Nino National High School in Marikina City

Fluor Daniel, Inc. Philippines and Claro M. Recto High School in Manila

MERALCO and One Meralco Foundation

Monocrete Construction Philippines, Inc. and Brgy. Palingon in Taguig City

NEO Property Management, Inc. and EM’s Signal Village Elementary School in Taguig City

PLDT, Inc. and Solidarity with Orphans and Widows (SOW) in Quezon City

Smart Communications, Inc. and ChildHope Philippines Foundation, Inc. in Manila

Standard Chartered Bank and Pateros National High School in Pateros

At the end of the competition, the total number of recyclables collected from April 22 to September 16, 2022 will have corresponding Environmental Points (EP). Utilization of the EP earned during the challenge will be at the company's discretion, preferably a joint community project or activity with their chosen partner. 

The X-TRASH challenge is a partnership project between Philippine Business for Social Progress and Basic Environmental Systems and Technologies, Inc. (BEST, Inc.) that encourages PBSP member companies and their employees to promote and practice solid waste management at work and at home.

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