Wednesday, September 13, 2023

SM targets biggest haul on International Coastal Cleanup Day with more malls nationwide

SM Cares, the corporate social responsibility arm of SM Supermalls, together with SM Prime Holdings, Inc., is gearing up to gather the biggest haul of trash and marine debris at this year’s International Coastal Cleanup Day on September 16, 2023, at SM By the BAY and at multiple SM Malls across the country.

Over 11,000 volunteers are expected to gather at SM malls in support of International Coastal Clean Up Day.

SM’s expanded participation – 15 SM malls in 12 locations in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao – will enable more volunteers and employees to join the cleanup drive to help safeguard the marine environment and its resources in the communities it serves.

SM Prime calls on communities to sign up and join clean up drives with designated SM malls.

Since 2015, SM has been committed to supporting International Coastal Cleanup Day every September and mounting several cleanup drives throughout the year. The recent cleanup last June to celebrate World Environment Day and World Oceans Day generated 29,272 kilograms of trash across 5 SM malls nationwide. In addition, SM By the BAY, SM Mall of Asia, and SM Offices regularly conduct cleanup drives twice a month at the MOA Complex.

SM holds regular clean-ups and has supported the International Coastal Clean Up Day since 2015.

The coastal cleanup drive is one of the many projects mounted by SM Cares and leading real estate developer, SM Prime Holdings Inc., to support the marine environment and ocean conservation efforts of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030).

15 SM malls partner with the DENR and LGUs in mobilizing coastal clean-ups in 12 sites nationwide.

To know more about SM’s International Coastal Cleanup Day activities, follow the SM Cares Official Facebook page. Volunteers may participate in designated clean-up sites through the following malls and sign up via:

Here are the participating SM Malls for the coastal cleanup drive:

Metro Manila – SM by the BAY
Tuguegarao – SM City Tuguegarao, together with SM Center Tuguegarao Downtown
Bataan – SM City Bataan
Olongapo – SM City Olongapo Central, together with SM City Olongapo Downtown
Sorsogon – SM City Sorsogon
Legazpi – SM City Legazpi
Daet – SM City Daet
Puerto Princesa – SM City Puerto Princesa
Capiz – SM City Roxas
Cebu – SM Seaside City Cebu, together with SM City Cebu
Zamboanga – SM City Mindpro
General Santos – SM City General Santos