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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 Consumerism won't save the world — not alone


“On its face, conscious consumerism is a morally righteous, bold movement. But it’s actually taking away our power as citizens. It drains our bank accounts and our political will, diverts our attention away from the true powerbrokers, and focuses our energy instead on petty corporate scandals and fights over the moral superiority of vegans.” LOL

While I agree with a lot of the points the author made, thinking objectively, I still believe that generating awareness in conscious or responsible consumption is an important step in that mindset shift towards creating a healthier, more sustainable world.

Being conscious about our choices is a start. It’s not enough, but I’m hopeful that it’s enough to at least get people started on thinking about how else they can get involved, or what else they can do to more actively change the world for the better, while still not necessarily having to give up their jobs to set up an NGO and start a mass protest (not unless more diplomatic means fail).

What’s your take?

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How To Create a Waste-free Travel Experience


#MUNIonThis: Our impact as travelers begins before we set foot in a destination, and well after we have left it. Zero Waste Ways in Travel + Impacts of Plastic Pollution When travelers think of Responsible Travel or “Sustainable Tourism”, we try to look for experiences, operators or accommodations that have sustainable practices, support local communities,

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Articles, Entrepreneurship, Environment, Food & Travel, Shopping & Consumption

4 Ways To Create a Waste-free Travel Experience


#MUNIonThis: Our impact as travelers begins before we set foot in a destination, and well after we have left it. Zero Waste Ways in Travel + Impacts of Plastic Pollution When travelers think of Responsible Travel or “Sustainable Tourism”, we try to look for experiences, operators or accommodations that have sustainable practices, support local communities,

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Reimagining Local Fashion at MUNI Market 2017


Fashion is such a fast moving industry, where trends and styles are within arm’s reach. However, we do not realize the impact of fast fashion and how this is something we can control ourselves. We can easily do this by being more aware of what we purchase: what material it’s made of, where it’s from, how it’s made.

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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.

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!

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