Quezon City, Philippines – Following #PlasticFreeJuly at Uptown Mall and to demonstrate to people that a life free from unnecessary plastic and disposable material is still possible, Plastic-Free Pilipinas (PFP) collaborators:Ecowaste Coalition, Greenpeace Philippines, No Burn Pilipinas, Mother Earth Foundation PH, GAIA Asia Pacific, Health Care Without Harm – Asia, Break Free From Plastic, and Oceana Philippines, in partnership with Megaworld Lifestyle Malls and Eastwood City, launched on Monday at Eastwood Central Plaza, a photo exhibit and bazaar featuring eco-friendly stores to make plastic-free Pilipinas a reality.

The Photo exhibit from EcoWaste Coalition, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives, Greenpeace Philippines, Health Care Without Harm and Oceana Philippines International highlighted the impacts of single-use disposable plastic in communities and the environment as a major source of pollution in the Philippines.

The zero waste bazaar featured sustainable packaging, home essentials and personal care products from PFP’s partner merchants: Ilka, The Bamboo Company, Armari Organics, Back to Basics Ecostore, KatHa Lifestyle Store, and #SabonExpress to showcase eco-friendly enterprises offering viable alternatives to single-use plastic and heighten public awareness on single-use plastic production problems.

The Photo Exhibit and Zero Waste Bazaar will run from September 12 to 14 at Eastwood Mall Central Plaza in Quezon City.

Photos of the event can be accessed here.

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For more information, please contact:

Coleen Salamat

Plastics Solutions Campaigner

EcoWaste Coalition

csalamat@ecowastecoalition.org

09287502576

Geri Matthew Carretero

Communications Officer

Plastic Free Pilipinas Project (PFP)

geri@breakfreefromplasticph.org

About Plastic Free Pilipinas ( https://linktr.ee/plasticfreepilipinas)

The Plastic-Free Pilipinas project is a collaboration of #breakfreefromplastic members EcoWaste Coalition, GAIA Asia Pacific, Greenpeace Southeast Asia, Health Care Without Harm Southeast Asia and Mother Earth Foundation. The #breakfreefromplastic is a global movement working towards a future free from plastic pollution.

About Megaworld Lifestyle Malls

Megaworld Lifestyle Malls is the retail and commercial arm of Megaworld Corporation and is one of the largest mall developers in the Philippines. It was founded in 2009, following the success of Megaworld’s first mall development, Eastwood Mall, in Quezon City.

About the Partner Merchants

ARMARI ORGANICS

Armari Organics offers locally-made eco-friendly bath and body products handmade from 100% organic and natural ingredients and wrapped in sustainable packaging. Their products include soaps and scrubs, shampoo, feminine wash, deodorants, lip balm and treatment, and more.

CANDLES BY ILKA

Candles by Ilka offers bespoke luxury candles in handmade ceramic jars. They promote sustainability by implementing a refill system once you run out of your Ilka candle. They also offer candle care kits that include a wick trimmer, candle snuffer and a rechargeable plasma lighter.

SABON EXPRESS

Sabon Express is a refill store that sells good quality and affordable essential household products, including dishwashing liquid, fabric conditioner, liquid detergent, and car shampoo.

THE BAMBOO COMPANY

The Bamboo Company is a social enterprise that aims to solve plastic pollution and rural poverty through the use of bamboo. They offer a wide array of products, including personal care products, dining and drinking products, and even your day-to-day lifestyle needs — all made from bamboo materials!

BACK TO BASICS ECOSTORE

Back to Basics Ecostore is a refillery grocery eco-store providing affordable and convenient access to home, pantry and personal care products without unnecessary packaging.

KATHA LIFESTYLE STORE

KatHa Lifestyle Store is an artisan cafe + retail + workshop hub all in one! Aside from the coffee and live and interactive workshops, they offer a curation of local items, sustainable alternatives, and unique finds, including bath, beauty, and pantry products.