Coca-Cola Philippines and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Philippines) unveiled last 23 June the very first plant billboard in the country – an iconic structure to represent the long-standing partnership between the two organizations to make a positive difference for the environment.
The sixty-by-sixty foot billboard in Makati is made out primarily out of plants. 3,600 Fukien tea plants potted in old Coca-Cola bottles.
According to botanist Anthony Gao, each plant can absorb up to 13 pounds of carbon dioxide in a year, on the average. “This billboard helps alleviate air pollution within its proximate areas as it can absorb a total of 46,800 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, on estimate.” Gao says.
The rest of the materials are made out of recycled materials too.