How the Port of Batangas in the Philippines walks the talk to tackle plastic pollution

Port of Batangas in the Philippines

Amidst the pressing plastic pollution crisis in the Philippines, a trailblazing project is underway at the Port of Batangas. It is banning single-use plastics, changing habits, and upholding a long-term commitment to a future free of plastic pollution. Port Batangas’ Commitment to Prevent Waste Leak into the Ocean. Ports serve as crucial intersections between local […]

Pioneering Change in the Plastic Crisis: Gerlie’s Journey in Manila

Gerlie, a waste picker that provides vital services for the community, recycles waste to forge a path for herself and her family. Gerlie, an informal waste picker from Baseco Compound in Manila, is collaborating with Plastic Bank, a social enterprise that provides incentives to the collectors for the waste they bring in. Plastic Bank partners […]

Choose to Reuse: First ever Closed-loop Reusable Food Delivery Packaging in Hong Kong

Since October 2022, WWF-Hong Kong has partnered with foodpanda Hong Kong to kick off a first pilot programme for reusable food delivery packaging. In the pilot phase, foodpanda provided 8,000 reusable food containers which can be returned to 9 different collection points – in the form of reverse vending machines.  Funded by the Environment and […]

Towards No Plastic in Nature (NPIN): Five Years’ Journey in the Philippines, Across 10 Plastic Smart Cities

No Plastic in Nature in Philippines

WWF-Philippines’ No Plastics in Nature (NPIN) initiative celebrated its fifth anniversary on Tuesday, July 18 2023 at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Social Hall in Quezon City, Philippines. This event was attended by WWF-Philippines staff, the Norwegian Ambassador, PSC representatives from all project sites, projects under the NPIN Initiative, national and local government […]

Is There a Key to Waste Recovery in Cities? Try Enhancing Separate Waste Collection

“This Guide offers inspiration and guidance to empower as many communities as possible with the knowledge to seriously consider and implement reliable separate waste collection and recycling at affordable cost through labour-intensive, low-tech approaches. These communities will be rewarded with hundreds of green jobs, a clean city, a proper environment, and satisfied residents.” Dr. Wolfgang […]

Cities Leading in the Fight Against Plastic Pollution

“And I do believe that the magic word is again, collaboration. It’s always about collaboration. Particularly inviting all generations to focus on plastic waste and waste management.”  – Bima Arya Sugiarto Collaboration is the main point in Bogor City’s progress towards combating plastic pollution, according to the Mayor of Bogor City at the Paris International […]

International Coastal Clean-up Month: Grants awarded to 20 women waste workers to boost livelihood

Women waste workers receive new equipment and grants on International Coastal Clean-up Month Twenty female waste workers from the Cities of Caloocan, Malabon, Manila, Pasig, Quezon and San Juan received financial assistance and new equipment in September, International Coastal Clean-Up Month, which they will use to jumpstart their own waste management businesses. “Nagpapasalamat ako sa […]

Indonesia National Waste Awareness Day 2023 With Plastic Smart Cities

In support of Indonesia’s National Waste Awareness Day (Hari Peduli Sampah Nasional or HPSN in short), WWF-Indonesia organised a weekend event to help raise awareness through the Plastic Smart Cities programme.  On Saturday, February 25, this event brought together over 50 participants from Jakarta, Depok and Bogor, including PSC partners from the academia, business and government […]

Kalipi: Empowering Women in the Philippines to Reduce Plastic Waste

In the Philippines, households contribute a significant amount of plastic waste, among which single-use plastic in the form of disposable packaging often come up top. Soft plastics and styrofoam, in particular, are notoriously difficult and costly for recycling. More often than not, these end up being burnt, dumped in our landfills or worse, in our […]