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Business Ideas

Davao Engineer Turns Candy Wrappers and Plastic Straws Into School Chairs

There's no wood in these chairs, but they are sturdy and can last up to two decades

At first glance, these brightly-colored school chairs look like they’re made of wood, but the furniture material is actually from recycled plastic waste! It is the brainchild of a mechanical engineer named Winchester Lemen, who runs Envirotech Waste Recycling in Davao City. After installing a ...

by Kitty Elicay for  | October 05, 2018 06:00:00
Business Ideas

This Company Helps Fishermen Recycle Old Nets, Helping Give them a New Source of Income

Net-Works is also helping coral reefs a chance to regenerate and flourish

Pollution and poverty are two issues that seriously plague the Philippines today, and we often think we can only solve one problem at the expense of the other. But a company called Net-Works is proving that it’s possible to both care for ...

by Angelica Gutierrez for  | July 14, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

This Local Foundation Teaches Kids How To Make Recycled Lamps That Use Solar Energy

They're attempting a world record

It's 2018, but there are still some areas in the Philippines that don't have electricity. It's worse when there's conflict, especially in Mindanao; or calamities in remote areas. That's where Liter of Light (Isang Litrong Liwanag), a grassroots project by the MyShelter ...

by Christa De La Cruz for  | January 11, 2018 12:00:00
Startup Tips

4 seminars to jumpstart your services-related business

If there is one commodity that will never go out of fashion, it is the need for services like haircut and massage.

The Philippine National Trade Fair is a venue for the country’s finest products and designs coming from all 16 regions. But more than the products, the trade fair is a testament to the country’s growing entrepreneurial spirit.The growth in participants’ year on ...

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