Coca-Cola aims to collect 500MT of plastic waste in Muntinlupa

A Coca-Cola Philippines initiative plans to collect 500 metric tons (MT) of plastic waste in Muntinlupa City over a one-year period.  The company partnered with the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) and social enterprise Plastic Flamingo to collect plastic from traditional collection points, junk shops, and communities in Muntinlupa.   PBSP will provide resources like […]

Century Pacific backs waste-to-cash program for sari-sari stores

LISTED food products maker Century Pacific Food, Inc. said on Wednesday that it partnered up with nonprofit Plastic Credit Exchange (PCEx) in rolling out a plastic-waste-to-cash program for sari-sari stores owned by women. In a press release, Century Pacific said that the initiative called “Aling Tindera” allows the stores to become collection points for post-consumer […]

Mondelez, Plastic Flamingo partner for recycling push

SNACK maker Mondelez Philippines, Inc. has partnered up with social enterprise The Plastic Flamingo (PLAF) in collecting and recycling 40 metric tons or 40,000 kilos of plastic waste, which would be used in the latter’s production of eco-lumber material for disaster relief shelters. According to a press release issued late Tuesday, Mondelez Philippines said that […]

DENR signals impending ban on plastic straws, coffee stirrers

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Wednesday signaled a possible ban on plastic straws and coffee stirrers by putting them on a list of so-called non-environmentally acceptable products and packaging (NEAP) products. In a statement Wednesday, the DENR said that the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) approved a resolution classifying the […]