Aling Tindera Logo Community Collection Program

A community program that aims to divert plastic waste away from nature, provide incremental income to communities, encourage behavior change and educate the public about responsible plastic waste management.

Making the change with
our Aling Tindera

Launched in 2020, Aling Tindera sites have sprouted around the country. This translates to more women micro-entrepreneurs being empowered as sustainability champions and more communities being actively involved in the clean-up of plastic waste.

  • 142

    Sites (and counting!)

  • PHP 12,755,480

    Total Community Revenue

  • 5,183,222 kg

    Total Plastics Diverted

  • 100

    Women Empowerment

  • 48

    Aling Tindera Average monthly income increase

How does it work

  • In partnership with local government units and communities, HOPE identifies locations and provides nominated women micro-entrepreneurs with the infrastructure needed to buy and collect plastic waste from her community.

  • Community members sell their plastic waste to their Aling Tindera, who checks if they are empty, clean, and dry before baling and storing them!

  • Once the container vans are full, HOPE collects the plastic waste from the Aling Tindera locations.

  • The plastic waste is then taken to accredited processors who have been vetted for environmental compliance. Plastic waste is upcycled, recycled or responsibly used as an alternative energy source, ensuring it does not leak into nature.

Find a Drop Off Location
close to you!


Take action in uplifting
people and the planet!

The plastic pollution problem requires all hands on deck. Whether you’re a business, a community or a family, there are many ways you can take part in cleaning up our plastic waste!

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Meet some of our
Sustainability Champions!

  • Aling Evelyn

    Through a typically hot day in Bulacan, sacks of trash are weighed one by one at the local Aling Tindera collection station.


  • Aling Rosa

    On Maria Orosa Street of Malate, Manila stands one of HOPE’s beloved Aling Tinderas, Rosa Chua.


  • Aling Marita

    On March 2, 2022, Aling Marita was deployed as one of HOPE’s Aling Tinderas just four days before her 54th birthday.


Nominate an
Aling Tindera!

We are always on the lookout for recommendations of Aling Tinderas and locations that are in need of plastic waste collection.

Fill out the form below to help us evaluate the feasibility of the build and see how we can work to set up a plastic waste drop off point in your location.


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