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The Psychology of Creating A Waste-Free World – Part 1


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#MUNIonThis: Not everyone has a fiery zeal to protect the planet, and environmentalists can often be met with strange stares by their peers.

Many people can’t quite imagine having to bring around reusable receptacles and containers whenever they step out of the house. They can’t imagine never buy new clothes or gadgets again, etc. And now, they just don’t have enough time to DIY everything or enough money to bulk buy everything.

Some planet crusaders can take things to an extreme that other people find hard relating to. So how can we make this matter to people so that they care and act accordingly? (more…)

Environment, Shopping & Consumption, Zero waste

Meet Zero Waste Advocates at MUNI Meetup on July 1 at Roots Katipunan!


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At MUNI Market 2017 last April 8-9, we put together a modified version of our usual MUNI Meetups, one of them being on zero waste.

On July 1, 3-6PM at Roots Katipunan, get the chance to better interact with some zero waste advocates, learn how to fit it into your own lifestyle and share some of your own tips and tricks!

We’ll make this a lot more interactive, and joining us for this meetup will be some of the friends from our community: Bea Misa Crisostomo of Ritual, the ladies of Sinaya Cup, Hannah & Adrian of Tinkerknot, and more to be announced! This meetup will be led and moderated by MUNI Ambassador Julia Motoomull, together with MUNI founder Jen Horn. (more…)

Articles, Environment, Food & Travel

Responsible Travel at the MUNI Market 2017


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#MUNIonThis: There are close to 1 billion international tourists in the first 9 months of 2016 alone and the numbers for the first few months of 2017 posted a sustained growth of 8% for Asia and the Pacific. In the Philippines, over 600,000 international arrivals have been recorded for January – a 16% increase from January 2016.

That is 600,000 more people exploring the Philippines just for the first month of the year; fueling the economy, using up resources, taking up space, interacting with locals, and generally leaving their mark (visible or not) in the country.

And we don’t even have numbers for domestic travellers, yet.

(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


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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…)