Parañaque City, Philippines

Beating the Plastic Crisis Through a Private-Public Sector Partnership

Parañaque City is at the nexus of local, regional, and international waste management crises. Waste production across the 17 local governments in Metro Manila will continue to grow, and Parañaque generates the 4th-most among its peers. In response, Parañaque has partnered with the Philippine Alliance for Recycling and Materials Sustainability (PARMS) through a Memorandum of Agreement to house the plastic waste recycling facility in the city’s Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). Parañaque hopes to address the environmental challenges of plastic waste, support enacting the city’s 10-year Solid Waste Management Plan, and increase compliance with the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of the Philippines (RA 2003).