Design & Innovation

Articles, Arts & Culture, Design & Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Shopping & Consumption

Reimagining Local Fashion at MUNI Market 2017


No Comments

#MUNIonThis: According to the documentary True Cost, the fashion industry is the world’s second-largest polluter — right behind the oil industry, and 25% of chemicals produced worldwide are used for textiles, and the industry is often noted as the 2nd largest polluter of clean water – after agriculture,” according to the Danish Fashion Institute.

Furthermore, according to the EPA, with much credit to fast fashion brands, Americans discard roughly 13 million tons of textiles a year, with only 15% of that reclaimed for recycling. This means that more than 11 million tons of textiles are dumped into landfills across the country each year. Once those textiles are in landfills, they decompose and release methane. Moreover, dyes and other chemicals can leach into the soil, contaminating surface and groundwater, further harming human and wildlife. (more…)

Articles, Design & Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Environment, Shopping & Consumption

5 Ways to Go Zero Waste at MUNI Market 2017


#MUNIonThis: A 2015 study in Science journal estimates millions of tons of plastic waste get dumped into our oceans annually, with middle-income nations, including the Philippines, among the top contributors. Furthermore, trash generated by Philippine cities is expected to increase by 165% in 2025.

But by conscious individual action to go “zero waste” in how we consume and dispose of things everyday, and collective action to enact proper solid waste management and waste reduction in our communities, we can change that figure.

[Read: MUNI Market 2017: Beyond Conscious Consumerism]

Here are just some ways we can help get you started with a Zero Waste Lifestyle at the upcoming MUNI Market on April 8-9 at Capitol Commons! (more…)

Articles, Design & Innovation, Environment, Shopping & Consumption

Cut The Crap with The Plastic Solution’s #StuffItChallenge


No Comments

We’ve always wanted to promote simple yet significant ways individuals can contribute to improving their communities and the planet. And when we found out about The Plastic Solution, we immediately knew it was an initiative we’d want to support.

Even though our levels of knowledge may be different, we all know that plastic contributes to waste, which is also why we make a case for reusable bottles, and a case against disposable straws, chopsticks (though this is wood, it still feeds disposable culture), and irresponsible cigarette butt litter.

There are hardly any innovations in plastic so far the make it completely recyclable and unharmful to the environment. And even then, what are we to do with all the unrecyclable plastic that’s already out there? (more…)

Articles, Design & Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Upcoming Events

MUNI Meetup MNL: Sustainable Design on Dec. 7 at Palet Express


No Comments

After a year of meetups geared towards strengthening the “soft skills” of motivation, balance, storytelling and creativity of the cause-driven folks in the community, we bring the conversation back to one of the core ideas that helped build the MUNI Community: Sustainability & Environmental Mindfulness.

At our upcoming meetup, we’re gathering eco-preneurs, environmentalists, creatives and advocates for an evening on sharing different ways to approach design more conscientiously, from idea and design, to product development and marketing.

Click INTERESTED here to get updates on meetup program and speakers!

* If you would like to get involved with this meetup as a speaker, food/bev concessionnaire, or volunteer, feel free to message us via the MUNI page, or email us at hello@muni.com.ph.

We’ll be opening up registration starting on November 15! Just sign up in the Google form below.
Early bird slots will be available until November 16 only or while supplies last (only 10 early bird slots available). (more…)