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Starting A Sustainable Lifestyle Is Now Easy With This Philippine Store

Loop's founder is the guy who first sold metal straws

It all started two Christmases ago when people began giving each other stainless steel tubes wrapped in muslin with matching cleaners to boot. Back then, metal straws catered to the niche market of individuals who wanted to cut down on waste or ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez for Esquire Philippines  | April 26, 2019 08:00:00
Business Ideas

This Local Beauty Brand Is Turning Used Containers into Eco Bricks

Your empties aren't going into the ocean, that's for sure!

The fate of our empty beauty product containers are typically unclear. Even with conscious disposal, we're never sure where these plastic bottles and jars end up. Thankfully, however, times are changing. More brands have begun taking more responsibility for their products' impact ...

by Nicole Arcano for  | April 13, 2019 08:00:00
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This Pinay Found Her Calling In Her Family's Eco-Friendly Business

Shifting to it can do you a world of good in the long run

These days, budgeting for electricity can make you cringe. It seems like prices are continuously rising, but you can’t really do away with it as it is a necessity. There are only a few alternative energy sources especially if you live in ...

by Charlene J. Owen of  | January 26, 2019 08:00:00
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This Makati Store Will Inspire You To Live A Zero-Waste Lifestyle

Ritual is a different type of grocery store, one that encourages you to buy and live sustainably

Before "sustainable" and "eco-friendly" became hip bywords, Ritual was already walking the talk. This general store, which sells a diverse range of Philippine-made (and grown) products that are organic, eco-friendly, sustainable, fairtrade, or all of the above. Founded way back in 2010, Ritual ...

by Real Living Team for  | June 17, 2018 12:00:00
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Local businesses must adopt sustainability as a business strategy.

Local businesses must adopt sustainability as a business strategy—and perhaps aim for a “green choice” seal of approval—if they hope to succeed, both in the domestic and export markets, noted industry pundits and green business proponents at the Eko Fest Entrepreneurship Conference ...

by Johanna D. Poblete  | June 20, 2013 01:00:00
Startup Tips

Fun with paper

Starting a paper wallet business was the way for six longtime friends to have fun working.

Timothy Ahyong, Marvin Limjuco, David Tan, Matthew Par, Royce Leong and Butch Campos—college buddies from various universities—always wanted to start a business together. In May 2011, they started The Weekend Project, creating customized, environment-friendly paper wallets made of Tyvek, a DuPont-trademarked brand ...

by Cathie Carpio With Sareena Darayam  | January 29, 2013 01:00:00
Startup Tips

How to make money out of trash

Polygreen and Veepo Global Resources\\\' business is to make rubbish useful again

Plastic wastes clogging the sewers was one of the factors blamed for the floods that devastated Metro Manila in the recent spate of typhoons. Being non-biodegradable, plastics tend to linger in the environment for a very long time, causing a lot of ...

August 16, 2012 02:00:00
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Doing business and helping artisans thrive

Rags2Riches leads the way in showcasing craftsmanship from empowered women.

Social-enteprise and fashion brand Rags2Riches collaborates once again with top designer Rajo Laurel to launch its colorful bag collection called Athletenique. This collection celebrates the philosophy of fitness is fashion, where athletic and ethnic influences collide to create a combination of textures ...

March 26, 2012 07:00:00
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Green enterprises can generate more jobs

Its the next big thing.

Green enterprises in the next frontier for both small and big business.  "It will produce a ripple of jobs, social benefits and new revenue," according to climate policy think-tank, Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (iCSC). The group made the remark in ...

March 12, 2012 06:00:00
Startup Tips

A design showroom that extols social entrepreneurship

Every product a story, every purchase a purpose.

The practice of social entrepreneurship to do well by doing good is easier said than done. One needs the tenacity and the passion to not only be profitable but to enact social change in their communities. There is now good news to ...

by Joyce Roque  | February 22, 2012 05:00:00
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Paperpod makes you feel good about using paper

No need to feel guilty when using this affordable line of handmade eco-friendly paper.

It takes a combination of creativity, tenacity and hard work for an aspiring entrepreneur to piece all the details of a cool idea together and actually launch it as a viable business. This was what happened to Ethel Francisco, owner of Paperpod ...

by Joyce Roque  | November 14, 2011 04:00:00
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Using ecobags to promote awareness of green biz practices

How does one promote recycling?

As the adage goes, with great powers comes great responsibility, the SM Supermarket is leading the pack in promoting the use of reusable bags that will lessen the use of plastic and increase the company’s green image as well.Launched in 2007, the ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | October 21, 2011 01:00:00
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There\\\'s gold in going green

Learn how these entrepreneurs profited by going green

Aside from economic and financial incentives they stand to get, business now have more reasons for becoming eco-friendlyIt used to be that being “green” was largely the pursuit of tree-huggers, idealists, heart-bleeders, activists, and dyed-in-the-wool “social engineers,” all grimly determined to save ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | August 23, 2011 11:00:00