• January 27, 2023

NLEX Drive and Dine, Metro Pacific Tollways’ toll service facility along NLEX Southbound, seeks to address the increasing need for proper disposal facilities and sanitary landfills with the launch of its sustainable solution.

From its practice of collecting 80 kilos of empty plastic bottles per month, Drive and Dine has launched Shoot That Bottle, a sustainable innovative solution that promotes the reduction of plastic waste and recycling of single-use plastic bottles. A colorful installation of hoops encourages people in the area to throw their empty bottles in a fun and mindful way—by shooting them into the trash bins.

“Plastic waste mismanagement is one of the country’s ongoing problems which needs to be addressed on a regular basis. Every small action can contribute to a greater impact that is why MPT Mobility supports NLEX Drive and Dine in their initiative. Shoot That Bottle will help remind people of the importance of recycling and being kinder to the environment,” said Rodrigo E. Franco, MPT Mobility President and General Manager.

NLEX Drive and Dine officially introduced this initiative to the public last October 28 to solidify its commitment to a more sustainable future. The event display boasted of a commitment wall where MPT Mobility members and stakeholders from Valenzuela City Hall signed and declared their support for the project’s overall vision.

Foreground (from left): Boysen Marketing Executive Reinier Paywan, Lot Marcelino, Valenzuela City Vice Mayor and Chief of Staff Lorie Natividad, Valenzuela City Councilor Nina Lopez, and MPT Mobility President and General Manager Rodrigo E. Franco
NLEX Road Warriors (from left): Anthony Semerad, Matt Nieto, Earl Clark, and Asi Taulava

The setup came with the fruition of Drive and Dine’s partnership with Boysen Knoxout, the first air purifying paint in the world with CristalACTiV photocatalytic technology. This tech uses light energy to break down noxious air pollutants and convert them into harmless substances. Boysen Knoxout brought color and life to the hoop installation, pavement, and wall murals.

NLEX Road Warriors joined the call for a greener and more environment friendly NLEX Drive and Dine. Asi Taulava, Earl Clark, Matt Nieto, and Anthony Semerad were present. 

Adopting a sustainable method in plastic waste disposal also promotes circularity in the environment. With this, the recycling proceeds of “Shoot That Bottle” will be used to purchase basketball boards, which will be donated to selected communities for recreational and recycling awareness purposes.

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