Being Green and Clean
Wonderhome Clean-Up Drive 2022
“Start changes in a small way that will eventually lead to larger revolutions.”
These were the closing words of Mr. Bryan F. Chua, the co-founder/CEO of Wonderhome Naturals, as he welcomed all the volunteers into Saturday’s Clean-up drive. Over 60 participants joined the Wonderhome Clean-Up Drive last April 2, 2022 in Marikina River. These included both employees and their families who volunteered to clean the surroundings of the Marikina River that is famous for anyone looking to do some active hobbies during the weekend. The area is usually vacated by bikers, families and the youth doing everything from zumba, picnics to hangouts which leads to lots of litter in the area.
There was quite a variety of waste obtained during the drive, from the everyday cigarette butt, to plastic packaging of several brands and even an occasional item of clothing buried in the mud, that was speculated to have come all the way from Bagyong Ondoy. Kids used up their energy picking up waste while adults sweeped and gathered all the garbage in various areas of the riverside.
It was a fun filled day with everyone’s high energy motivating one another. Despite the sun being at its peak, the volunteers managed to finish their cleaning tasks in time and spent the remaining time bonding with some childhood games like Patintero and Piko. Many took note of just how much waste was actually made by the river’s everyday visitors and made them more conscious in avoiding creating litter in their own weekend activities.