The creation and regular convening of the Regional Inter-Agency Committees Environmental Education (RIACEE) is in accordance with R.A 9512 entitled: “An Act to Promote Environmental Awareness through Environmental Education”. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) together with Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) lead the implementation of this act in collaboration with government agencies such as: the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), and Philippine Information Agency (PIA) with education networks, civil society and private sectors such as: the Philippine Plastics Industry Association, Inc. (PPIA)
As part of the RIACEE, PPIA is one of the valuators of the project entitled “National Search for Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Schools”. This project aims to recognize schools in elementary, high school and college whether public or private for their best practices in environmental protection as well as the integration of environmental topics in their school curriculums. This project also aims to guide schools to improve their solid waste management, water conservation, and energy conservation practices; to create more sustainable and eco-friendly schools in the country.