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Join Our MUNI Merchant Community


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Does your company help promote healthy and sustainable lifestyles? Do you practice responsible consumption and production? If so, do you want to be part of a MUNI Directory for Mindful Businesses? And be in our roster of merchants for a MUNI Market, Package-free Pop-ups, or our other business-focused learning, networking and selling events? We’d love to know more

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Questions of Science and Progress


EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was originally published for SunStar on December 28, 2017. It was written by Dave Albao, Executive Director of Philippine Reef & Rainforest Conservation Foundation Inc. (PRRCFI), which is responsible for the management and preservation of Danjugan Island, and is one of our collaborators for the upcoming MUNI Travels on March 9-14,

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MUNI Meetup: Zero Waste Ways in Self-Care on Jan. 13


Join us on January 13, 2-6PM at PenBrothers in Makati, as we bring you low down on toxin-free, waste-free personal care with our MUNI Meetup on Zero Waste Self-care.

Whether you’re just getting started on a more natural, plastic-free beauty and hygiene regimen, or have your own tried and tested products or routines that you may want to share, we’d love for you to join us!

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Insights on Zero Waste Ways in Business – Part 1: A Discussion with Advocates


Over the years, we’ve seen the MUNI community growing, taking more interest in reducing waste and needless consumption, and see how greater impact can be created beyond their own consumer behavior through change within bigger business entities, from SMEs to large corporations.

As such, we endeavored our first MUNI Meetup on Zero Waste Ways in Business last November 11, to jumpstart that conversation.

In a utopian world, one would hope that all businesses do good for goodness’ sake, and be intrinsically motivated to be more mindful. But perhaps by giving them extrinsic motivation — in the form of savings, more income, brand love, or government fines — so much so that reducing  / eliminating waste becomes the norm / default / commonplace, we can help develop more mindful habits and culture in business and in our own daily consumption, of thinking before we use another piece of non-biodegradable single-use packaging.

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Conscious Christmas List: 20 Zero Waste Gift Ideas for Every Budget


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While I feel we should spend more time and resources on creating special memories with loved ones vs. filling their lives with more stuff, we recognize that people WILL consume nonetheless. Fortunately, there are products / gift ideas that are actually useful and meaningful. 

I’ve made a rundown of Zero Waste Gift Ideas for varying budgets, recipient personas (for the foodies, the style savvy, zero waste explorers, travelers, etc.), and recipient sensibilities to zero waste living (from not so savvy, to those ready take it to the next level).

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