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FedEx Philippines Joins The Plastic Flamingo To Transform Its Waste & Tackle Marine Pollution In The Region

3 Mins Read Shipping service FedEx Philippines recently announced that it is partnering with social enterprise The Plastic Flamingo to ethically dispose of its plastic waste, tackle marine plastic pollution and support a circular economy in the region. The Philippines is one of the top contributors to global ocean plastic pollution, along with other fellow ASEAN countries like […]

China, India, Philippines Among Top Asian Countries To Record Sharpest Decline Of Refillables, Report Finds

4 Mins Read According to a new report by international non-profit Reloop, that was released in a media briefing together with Changing Markets Foundation and the #breakfreefromplastic movement, single-use beverage containers have been replacing refillables rapidly across the world leading to a tremendous increase in waste and pollution. The report, titled ‘What We Waste’, analyzes data from over […]

Mondelez Philippines: Snack Giant Partners With The Plastic Flamingo To Recycle Waste Into Eco-Bricks

4 Mins Read Snack Food company Mondelez Philippines recently announced that it would “substantially” invest in plastic waste management and has teamed up with social enterprise The Plastic Flamingo to recycle waste into eco-bricks. In a virtual briefing, Mondelez Philippines announced that it will invest an undisclosed amount in solutions that help manage waste and has teamed up […]

Plastic-Neutral FMCG: Hindustan Unilever To Achieve 100% Plastic Waste Collection In 2021

4 Mins Read In a recent announcement, Hindustan Unilever (HUL) plans to achieve 100% plastic waste collection this calendar year meaning that it will collect and process more plastic packaging waste than the company’s own plastic usage. Mumbai-based Hindustan Unilever, the leading Indian FMCG company that is a subsidiary of the British-Dutch multinational consumer goods giant Unilever, with […]

Circulate Capital Launches US$106M Ocean Fund To Fight Asia Plastic Pollution

3 Mins Read A US$ 106 million Singapore-based venture fund, The Circulate Capital Ocean Fund (CCOF) has just been launched by Circulate Capital to become the world’s first investment fund dedicated to address the plastic crisis in Asia. In addition, the fund makes the list for the top 10 largest ASEAN-based VCs in the market. The launch marks […]