3 things about going eco-friendly

Unilever PH

Posted at Feb 06 2020 09:54 AM

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There are many ways to care for the environment. Not everyone can go full renewable energy today or shift to a 100% plant-based diet, but going eco-friendly can start with overcoming misconceptions and building good habits.

1. You can begin with good habits TODAY

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Plastic products or those packaged in plastic appear to be cheaper. This is why people assume only those who can afford to skip plastic can become eco-conscious. However, by simple segregation and the 3Rs—reduce, reuse, recycle—anyone and everyone can build good habits that are good for households and for the environment.

2. Increased efficiency means savings

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By definition, efficiency is the capacity to meet a desired result without wasting costs, efforts, energy, and time in doing so; maximizing the use of available resources at hand. And because going eco-friendly branches out to a habit of choosing sustainable products, efficiency is achieved.

Be mindful and use what you already have and only buy what is necessary.

3. You feel purposeful

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While the impact of your small contributions may not have an immediate effect, this builds to a more meaningful commitment when we all come together. Act now and be part of a movement that preserves and protects the environment for today and the future.
 
And for those who may need more time to become more sustainable due to budget constraints or those still needing a shift in mindset, programs like Surf Misis Walastik are here to help you.


 
This is an incentivized sachet waste collection program of Unilever Philippines now present in over 370 communities in Metro Manila and nearby provinces. Along with one of their partners, Linis Ganda—one of the widest junkshop networks in the Philippines—the 'Kolek, Kilo, Kita' program continues to expand into more communities to address the gap in disposal of sachets and other soft plastics that would otherwise end up in landfills or leak into waterways.
 
After collecting used plastics and having them weighed by the Linis Ganda eco-aides, each kilo can be exchanged for an equivalent cash reward. 

The collected plastic waste is converted into school chairs which are then to be donated to public institutions. Not only did you declutter your household, you also become part of a good cause for the children, for your community, and for the environment.

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