True to its commitment to nation-building, STI Foundation joined Eat Bulaga in its project dubbed Plastic ni Juan:Sa Plastic at Basura may dalang Pag-asa – an effort to provide public school students with a comfortable learning experience while reducing plastic wastes.
Julia Clarete, one of Eat Bulaga's regular hosts, explained to the students, faculty, and staff of STI College – Global City, and to the employees of STI HQ how plastic wastes can go a long way in helping our society today. The orientation was conducted on December 2, 2010 at the STI Academic Center Auditorium in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
Asked about STI's participation in the said project, STI Foundation's Executive Director Bambi Asis-Geronimo said "STI Foundation is very happy to have partnered with Eat Bulaga on this proactive project because not only does it aim to provide public school students with arm chairs, the project also helps waste reduction through the collection of plastic wastes."
Starting December, Plastic ni Juan donation boxes will be placed in 16 STI schools in Metro Manila. These include STI College – Alabang, STI College – Caloocan, STI College – Cubao, STI College – Fairview, STI College – Global City, STI College – Las Piñas, STI College – Makati, STI College – Marikina, STI College – Muñoz–EDSA, STI College – Novaliches, STI College – Parañaque, STI College – Quezon Avenue, STI College – Recto, STI College – Shaw, STI College – Taft, and STI Pasay. Also giving support to this project are the members of various baranggays, different Home Owner Associations, and balikbayans or excursionists visiting the Eat Bulaga studio.
Since its launch on October 9, 2010, Plastic ni Juan has already helped three public schools – Aplaya National High School in Sta. Rosa, Laguna; Tanza National Comprehensive High School in Cavite; and Lidsong Elementary School in Lingayen, Pangasinan.
Julia shared that they were so happy when they learned that STI is joining the Plastic ni Juan project. She professed that the support of over 23,000 STIers from all over Metro Manila would mean more plastics will be collected and thus, more durable arm chairs with book trays will be made and distributed to more public schools nationwide.
Below are the things that are accepted for donation:
Mineral water, soft drink or iced tea bottle with cap. Kindly remove label as this has components that can lessen the quality of the chairs produced
Shampoo, alcohol, powder or lotion bottle
Other materials made from plastic like hangers, old toys, etc.
Sachets of any kind
Candy, instant noodles, chips wrappers, etc.
Tetra pack including those made from aluminum or cardboard- laminated paper.
To end the orientation, Julia showed a video of Vic Sotto thanking the STI community for participating in Plastic ni Juan and how much they can help in their own little way.