April 21, 2017

5 common household items you can turn into cash 
at any of the 60 SM malls nationwide especially on Earth Day

The challenges of climate change can only be addressed through the collective will and collaboration of every individual. Earth Day (not to be mistaken with Earth Hour) is upon us on Saturday, April 22, and SM Supermalls joins this worldwide celebration by inviting everyone to bring recylables or trash in exchange for cash at any of the 60 SM malls across the country. 

While the Trash-to-Cash (TTC) campaign is observed every first Friday and Saturday of the month since 2007, being part of Earth Day will help raise much more awareness for this green program initiated by SM Cares on responsible solid waste management, especially in local communities.

Here is a list of recyclables that mall-goers can bring to their favorite SM mall’s Trash-to-Cash Recycling Market on April 22, 2017, Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on every first Friday and Saturday of the month. 

5 PET or plastic bottles

PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles are those made of plastic resin. These are commonly used for both food and non-food items because of their light weight, resilience, and recyclability. Examples are empty softdrinks and water bottles, shampoo or fabric conditioner containers, motor oil gallons, medicine/pills canisters, peanut butter PET jars, and any other recyclable plastic container. 

4 Aluminum or tin cans

These are usually the containers of sardines, milk, softdrinks, fruit juices, pork and beans, and other canned food and drinks that we regularly buy from the grocery and supermarkets.

3 Old paper materials

These include worn-out books that are rendered unreadable, old newspapers, used carton boxes, magazines, brown paper bags, and other paper materials that you no longer need.

2 Glassware 

These are drinking glasses, liquor and beer bottles, dinnerware, mason jars, food containers, as well as clear and colored bottles.

1 Metalware 

These are pre-loved metal cookware and kitchen items, such as pots, pans, utensils, pie plates and trays, food containers, and metal beverage containers.

Prior to bringing used and unwanted recyclables to SM, interested environmental warriors and participants must make sure that all items are washed or clean. 


The Trash-to-Cash (TTC) is one of SM Cares’ environmental programs that aims to increase awareness on the importance of practicing proper waste disposal by minimizing or managing solid wastes with the engagement of the community/households. 


SM Cares, a division of SM Foundation Inc., is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of SM Prime Holdings, Inc. Its advocacies include Programs on Persons with Disabilities, Senior Citizens, Women and Breastfeeding, Children and Youth, OFW (or SM Global Pinoy), Social Entrepreneurship and Environment and Sustainability.

As a responsible integrated property developer, SM Cares ensures that its CSR programs serve as catalyst for positive change for the community it serves. To know more about SM Cares, you may visit HYPERLINK "http://www.smcares.com.ph" www.smcares.com.ph or HYPERLINK "http://www.facebook.com/OfficialSMCares" www.facebook.com/OfficialSMCares.

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