A recycling project turning tarpaulins into useful products
Earth Day Village started as a recycling project of EDNPI addressing the post marketing waste that is tarpaulin. In the past, EDNPI has partnered with Companies that use a lot of tarpaulins for their advertising are encouraged to support EDNPI's efforts to transform these "waste materials" into usable bags and other products as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
This is showcased in EDNPI's Tarp Recycling Center in Brgy. Sta. Cruz, Antipolo where EDNPI has partnered with the residents to put up their community solid waste management system. This has also been replicated in a Gawad Kalinga Village in Bacolod City, PLDT SMART GK Sooc in Iloilo. The project has also done outreach initiatives with the distribution of school bags to more than a thousand schoolchildren in Sagada and in Antipolo. The Project received the prestigious Body Shop UK Grant for 2008 and was featured on CNN & National Geographic.
However, the Board of Trustees redefined the program under the 2012- 2014 Plan as a template of all the beneficiary communities of the Agos Ram Pump Project. Each beneficiary community, as a requisite, must be able to put up their solid waste management system, watershed management and water management programs.