10 Eco-friendly Business in the Philippines
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Being a mindful consumer should be included in our 2020 New Year’s Resolution. The year 2019 has been quite challenging because of various natural calamities that have happened all over the country. Typhoons and earthquakes are just two of the most common natural disasters that affected the country. Primarily due to climate change, our planet has been deteriorating rapidly.
Young environmental activist Greta Thunberg has called out the people to give attention to our surroundings. She once said, “The climate crisis has already been solved. We already have the facts and solutions. All we have to do is to wake up and change.”
It is not yet too late. A small step goes a long way. We can start within ourselves in our home by switching and supporting eco-friendly products. Good thing, some entrepreneurs have stepped their way on saving the planet by starting their environmentally-friendly business and offering organic and sustainable products, which do not only help Mother Earth but also protect the consumers from harmful chemicals and ingredients.
Here are the 10 eco-friendly businesses in the Philippines:
Have you ever heard of bikes made from bamboos? Bambike changes the games in decreasing one’s ecological footprint. Bambike is a socio-ecological enterprise based in the Philippines. This project was initiated by Bambike founder Bryan Benitez McClelland in 2007. It has provided sustainable livelihoods for the residents of Gawad Kalinga (GK), a Philippine-based community development organization in Victoria, Tarlac. The clean, sleek look bikes are handmade and used with world-class local raw materials. This business aims to develop the greenest product to grow a green economy while creating a sustainable livelihood for the people who need it the most.
2. Kawayan PH
They say time is the best gift you could ever give to someone. What great way to remind your special someone, be it your parents, siblings, or the love of your life, that you’ve always got time for them. You can express your love through this 100% of wood made watches. These are exclusively offered KawayanPH, a Philippine-brand providing eco-friendly bamboo watches. It comes in different shapes, colors, and styles that fit in every personality. These watches are locally made from bamboos, which is a sustainable and biodegradable material that grows abundantly in the Philippines.
Hyacinth and Lily, when translated, offers fashionable and functional statement bags and accessories through sustainable means. They create well-designed, functional, and Philippine-inspired plan leather goods. Water hyacinth is abundant in the Philippines and is considered a pest in society. However, Jacinto and Lirio turn this plant into something of value. Apart from providing sustainable livelihood to communities, they make sure they protect the environment through product innovation. Their products are intricately handcrafted plan leather goods that are multifunctional and stylish perfect for every professional. Their products include planners, wallets, notebooks, ID holder, and others. Jacinto and Lirio is a brand by EcoIngenuity Inc.
4. Bazura Bags
Fashion statements do not have to be expensive. With the high volume of plastics dumped on landfills, a women’s cooperative in the Philippines handcraft high-quality bags and accessories out from discarded juice containers. The company’s commitment to giving garbage a new life paved the way for the women to earn an income. Children from local schools collect approximately 50,000 drink or juice containers and sell them to the co-op to be transformed into bags. There is so much to choose from the designs of the pockets like a shopping bag, lunch bag, pencil case, and a purse. Aside from saving and protecting the planet from the harmful effects of plastics, Bazura also limits the chances of plastics being disregarded on the streets and eliminates the need to use plastic bags when shopping.