“Garbage to Treasure” Launched in GT Mall Pavia, Iloilo

“GT Town Center” is a brainchild of GT Town Center’s Vice President for Real Estate and Land Development Allan Ryan Tan who is an advocate of environmental preservation through proper waste disposal.

Pavia, Iloilo – One of Iloilo’s largest real estate developer, Property Company of Friends, Inc. (PRO-FRIENDS) and local mall player GT Town Center Pavia is partnering for a sustainable environmental initiative which aims to lessen the global problem on waste management.

Dubbed as “Garbage to Treasure”, the said initiative was officially launched at the GT Town Center Pavia on October 26.

“I am geared towards the preservation of the environment ever since. I always practice waster segregation. In fact, I built my own compost pit at home. With the global environment problem that we are facing at present, I think it’s high time that we involve the community”, said Tan.

Allan Ryan Tan

“We are piloting this initiative by partnering with PRO-FRIENDS which is the closest community to our mall. With this, we hope to encourage the homeowners of Parc Regency Residences and Monticello Villas and eventually influence the community to practice proper waste disposal,” he added.

On his part, PRO-FRIENDS Iloilo Strategic Marketing Brand Manager Jerome Garcia highlighted that this project is timely with the pressing environmental issues in the country nowadays.

“This initiative will truly benefit not just our homeowners at Parc Regency Residences and Monticello Villas but the Ilonggo community as a whole. As we build homes as accessible communities for the Ilonggos, it is also part of our responsibility to protect the environment,” he said.

Turning Waste Into Money

“Garbage to Treasure” is an opportunity for everyone to convert their waste into many by simply bringing it to GT Town Center Pavia every other Saturday (October 27, November 9, November 23, December 7, December 21) from 8AM to 2PM at GT Town Center Pavia’s Parking Area.

The public can bring recyclable garbage such as paper, empty bottles, scrap iron, tin cans, GI sheets, aluminum, copper, batteries, pet bottles, plastic containers and cellophane.

These trashes will be sold to the garbage collector per kilo. The prices of the garbage will depend on the kind of material. Thus, the public are reminded to have their trashes segregated before bringing it to the scrap area.

With this initiative, GT Town Center Pavia and PRO FRIENDS management hopes to lessen the problems on the waste disposal at the same time, help the people earn money by doing this simple act of saving the environment.

Honorable Mayor Laurence Anthony G. Gorriceta

Aside from GT Town Center Pavia and ProFriends also partnered with the local government of Pavia and the Department of Natural Resources (DENR) in order to intensify impact of the project.

Other than “Garbage to Treasure”, GT Town Center Pavia has also sustainable environmental projects and initiatives on its pipeline as part of its thrust of becoming a “Green Town”. Among those includes the installation of its solar panels and the holding of the “Sunday Market” for the local entrepreneurs and farmers.

To know more about “Garbage to Treasure”, like GT Town Center on Facebook.


Sheila is a legal editor and a digital marketing enthusiast. She is a kdrama fan, a dog person and a certified foodie!

Next Post

Samantha's Steamboat: Street Foods Are Actually Healthy

Mon Oct 28 , 2019
Samantha’s Steamboat gives us an experience of Asian street food with less guilt as their food is served steamed and not fried. This is another food on the go. You can have it after you are done with grocery shopping, after your government transactions, or if you are simply strolling […]
samanthas steamboat

You May Like