The 1st Philippine Zero Waste Fair

The 1st Philippine Zero Waste Fair was held at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City on 22 – 24 January 2015.

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The 1st Philippine Zero Waste Fair was held at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City on 22 – 24 January

The fair exhibited different organizations and small businesses that are pursuers of the Solid Waste Management Act of the Philippines, or the R.A. 9003. More about the Act here.

1st Philippine Zero Waste Fair - exhibitors
1st Philippine Zero Waste Fair – Exhibitors

The exhibitors in the fair varied from the very popular organizations to lesser known businesses. It was an avenue for all the participants to bring about the importance of recycling / reusing materials, and proper disposal to non-disposal of our solid wastes. There were free workshops, trading of products, and sharing of ideas and practices about waste management.

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1st Philippine Zero Waste Fair – A free workshop at the park conducted by a Junk Not employee.
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1st Philippine Zero Waste Fair – Aliw an aliw ang nanay na ito sa nagawa niyang bracelets. 🙂

Many of the people who went to the fair found it a great activity that they would expect more events like it in the future. I asked an ice cream vendor nearby about her opinion on the Zero Waste Fair, she said, “Para sa environment yan.” The fair indeed was a great project to raise awareness on environmental issues. Even to common people like the ice cream vendor and myself.

1st Philippine Zero Waste Fair

The ZERO Waste Fair was made possible by the following organizers:
• Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA)
• EcoWaste Coalition (EWC)
• Mother Earth Foundation (MEF)
• Health Care Without Harms (HCWH)

Should you want to join this event, hopefully next year, do not hesitate to contact the organizers. You may check the Zero Waste website as well.

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