Tag: Upcycling

Converge helps woman-run upcycling social enterprise expand market online

In doing business, people often say there’s no room for emotion – just logic and business sense. For one woman-owned social enterprise though, it’s compassion and empathy for others that drove the business to the success it is today, proving that a female-run business can grow, even with emotion at its heart.

Globe debut’s Asia’s 1st ever Eco-SIM made of refrigerator waste

Globe has debuted the first-ever Eco-SIM cards in Asia, marking National Zero Waste Month in the Philippines by contributing to environmental sustainability by recycling refrigerator waste.

UP Diliman-incubated startup helps communities upcycle plastic wastes

Startup company Closing The Loop (Cloop) Technologies, a social enterprise incubated at the University of the Philippines Diliman UPSCALE Innovation Hub, is now helping communities upcycle plastic wastes into materials for high-value products.

Palawan’s Flour Sack Clothes by AraPilak promotes sustainable fashion

Palawan-based company AraPilak launched a clothing line made from flour sack fabric or 'katsa' to promote environmental sustainability amid the pandemic.

Boholano Pedro Angco Jr. makes Seanelas art from collected ocean litter

Bohol native Pedro Angco Jr. is advocating for cleaner seas through colorful artwork fashioned from collected ocean debris: slippers, discarded wires, plastic, and the like.

Rags2Riches: Helping artisans weave a better future

For years, an informal cottage industry spearheaded by rag-weavers living in Payatas, Quezon City was operated by the many artisans, mostly women, who developed a means to earn a living by recycling factory end-cuts and rejects, into hand-woven foot rugs.
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