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  • Writer's pictureLeonora Lo-oy

Election tarps in Tabuk to be upcycled into Eco bags

Updated: May 16, 2022


Tabuk City, Kalinga – The youth in the city launched ‘Project Tarps’, an initiative to upcycle used election tarpaulins to and avoid letting the materials end up scattered or clogging in canals.


Marion Tombaga, the President of ‘Project Tarps’ explained that the project aims to help in the implementation of Ordinance No. 003 Series of 2021, which was authored by Councilor Samuel Sumaal.


Said ordinance mandates the regulation of the use of cellophane and sando bags as packaging materials as well as the utilization of styrofoams as food and beverage containers.


Tombaga elaborated that since the election is done and instead of throwing away the political tarpaulins, they thought about turning them into eco bags which will be used by the people in place of cellophanes.

“The purpose of the project is to preserve and protect our nature and to instigate the ordinance calling to ban single-use plastic especially in the market place,” he explained.


Tombaga said that the young ones in the city have already removed tarpaulins around the city this May 10 and 11. The materials, he said, will be processed into eco bags by local sewers in Tabuk to also support the local industries which were greatly affected by the pandemic.


The product will be sold to the city government and to other interested individuals. The profit of the project will be utilized by the group for future advocacies promoting the protection and conservation of nature.


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