Gardenia Philippines donates 150 recycled classroom chairs to Gun-Ob High School in Cebu
Gardenia Philippines recently donated 150 school chairs to Gun-Ob High School in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu as part of the company’s long-time commitment to serving communities beyond baking. These chairs are made from 100% single-use plastics—recycling approximately 4,500 kilos of Gardenia packaging materials to help minimize the environmental impact of plastic wastes.
With this recycling program under Gardenia Philippines’ Going Green initiatives, the company continues to align its sustainability focus areas with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, specifically, Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production. Additionally, it serves a twofold purpose as these recycled chairs will also help improve the learning environment of students in the beneficiary school, in support to SDG Goal 4: Quality Education, aligning with Gardenia’s Enriching Lives efforts.
The turn-over program in Gun-Ob High School was graced by Schools Division Superintendent of DepEd Division of Lapu-Lapu City Dr. Marilyn Andales, Social Mobilization & Networking Senior Education Program Specialist Victoria Pasaje and Education Program Specialist II Victor Recana. Also present were Gun-Ob Barangay Captain Eleonor Fontanoza, Barangay Councilor Kirby Marifosque, and SK Chairman Carl Steven Weigel.
Accepting the chairs on behalf of the school were Gun-Ob High School Principal Ma. Lyma Magdadaro, Head Teacher III George Toring and Estelle Fe Palomares, and General Parents-Teachers Association (GPTA) President Jade Chris Inehao. They were also joined by students and members of the faculty.
Envirotech Waste Recycling, Inc.’s Jojo Fronda, Gardenia Philippines’ Customer Relations Manager Mary Ann Cabrera and Nutribaked Food Products Inc. Plant Manager Andrew Lao were also in attendance at the turn-over ceremony.
Aside from the school chair donation, Gardenia also shared several packs of bread for the students and held a lecture on the 7Rs of Sustainability: Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Repurpose, Reuse, Repair, and Recycle— to further encourage the students, teachers and their families in taking part in sustainable green practices.