The Philippine Plastics Industry’s Environmental Initiatives and Programs
The Philippine Plastic Industry Association (PPIA) supports the nation's Circular Economy agenda (in line with NEDA's Sustainable Production and Consumption Agenda and DENR/NSWMC's National Plan of Action on Marine Litter and PARMS' Zero Waste to Nature 2030) by actively collaborating with plastic recovery for recycling facilities such as:
- Cemex co-Processing
- Envirotech Waste Recycling Inc.
- Geoplast Recycling
- Green Antz Builders
- Infinity 8 Recycling
- Recon X
- Sentinel Upcycling
- The Plaf (Plastics Flamingo)
- Villar Sipag Foundation
PPIA also supports multiple drop-off points for plastic waste that can be recycled. Please click the link below to see drop-off points:
PPIA believes that environmental preservation is the key to a sustainable future. We share the same passion with everyone in protecting our environment. Alternative materials for hard to recycle films and bags commonly used for food packaging are now available in the form of biodegradable, and compostable alternatives such as PLA and PHA that conform to international and national standards (PNS 2104 and PNS 2166). With improving our planet in mind and the increased volume of food take out and deliveries, the local plastics industry transitioned to more sustainable packaging alternatives by making reusable, microwavable and recyclable containers available in the market.
PPIA believes in the importance of properly educating all stakeholders - the government, industry and the general public about the importance of developing waste management systems, for without knowledge, we cannot solve the problem correctly. We will be sending 3 people from the academe and 1 person from DOST to AOTS, Tokyo, Japan to attend training on “The Program on Improvement of Plastic Waste Management” with the objective of gaining local expertise and eventually transfer the learnings to our local counterparts and colleagues upon their return. We have also launched our weekly plastic education videos starting last June 24, 2022, this is posted in PPIA’s facebook account every Friday at 5pm, targeting weekend watching audiences (https://bit.ly/3PlNTdS). The videos will run for 2-years aiming to instill the knowledge and help solve our plastic waste problem by introducting and implementing best practices. Online modules have also been developed by Tesda for the workplace (https://bit.ly/3uFmv2r) and the Nestle Wellness Campus in collaboration with Department of Education and National Solid Waste Management Commission for integration in the school curricula and for Parents and Teens as well. (https://bit.ly/3ywJeib)
As the Philippines is alleged to be the third largest plastic polluting country in the world despite having a low per capita consumption of plastic, we would like to work towards a circular economy by supporting recycling, waste-to-fuel, gasification, waste-to-energy and other technologies that comply with local and international standards and regulations. It is important to take into consideration that without a complete waste recovery cycle (collection, working MRFs, recycling, waste-to-energy, waste-to-fuel, gasification, thermal conversion) RA9003 cannot be properly implemented and we will only be sending our waste to landfills (environment) and causing marine litter.
The participation of ALL STAKEHOLDERS is key to addressing our plastic waste problems. Effective implementation and enforcement of the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 (RA9003) that mandates Segregation at Source by the Citizenry, Establishment of Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) in every Barangy to manage compostables/biodegradables and recover recyclables, Industry putting up the infrastructure to Recycle and Recover resources from waste, and finally, Efficient Collection , Treatment and Final Disposal of Waste by the City or Municipality.