Watsons Philippines, the leading brand in health, wellness, and beauty retail, partnered with the SM Group for the International Coastal Cleanup celebration at SM by the Bay.
Watsons, an affiliate of SM, collaborated as one of the teams that successfully contributed and collected an impressive 66,200 kilograms of trash during the activity held on September 16, 2023 at the iconic Manila Bay coastline.
“As a part of Watsons’ sustainability goals, we are committed to help clean up the environment, especially our waterways. One of the goals we’ve set for ourselves is to be able to collect 65,000kg of trash by 2030. It looks like a big goal to achieve but with our partnership with SM for the International Coastal Clean Up, we are one step closer to that,” said Watsons senior sustainability manager Lexie Coloma.
A total of 12,580 volunteers, including Watsons employees, suppliers, partners, media representatives, and even social media influencers, gathered at dawn to contribute to this meaningful event and do their part in environmental preservation.
In addition to actively organizing and participating in coastal clean-ups, Watsons is also engaged in sustainability programs like Recycle for Rewards and Trash to Cash that incentivize customers to recycle in exchange for special Watsons deals.
Watsons has also partnered with Plastic Bank to share in the ambitious goal of collecting and recycling 40 million plastic bottles by 2030.