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Froilan Grate

by admin | January 5, 2020

Executive Director of GAIA Philippines and the Asia Pacific Coordinator for the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives

Froilan is an environmental educator and volunteer at heart. He currently works as the Executive Director of GAIA Philippines and as the Asia Pacific Coordinator for the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives. He is also the President of Mother Earth Foundation, an NGO working with cities and municipalities in the Philippines on building Zero Waste […]


News, Press Release

7 out of 10 Filipinos favor a national single-use plastics ban, survey reveals

by admin | January 21, 2020

Bells rings for a national single-use plastic ban.  Recent SWS survey says that 7 out of 10 Filipinos favor national SUP ban at all times.  This call is echoed by green groups Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) Asia Pacific, Break Free From Plastic, and Ecowaste Coalition. MANILA, Philippines (January 21 2020) — Filipinos favor […]


Member Stories, News, Plastic Policies

Green groups question Government’s sinister moves to lift the ban on incineration

by admin | December 19, 2019

(Quezon City, Philippines, December 16, 2019)—Environment groups today lambasted the Philippine government’s moves to lift the anti-incineration provisions of the Clean Air Act and Ecological Solid Waste Management Act. On November 13, the bills amending these laws  passed at the committee level in Congress to make way for thermal waste-to-energy facilities, which are essentially still […]


Press Release, Uncategorized, Zero Waste Cities

Asia city officials, groups showcase solutions to plastic pollution 

by Jed Alegado | October 13, 2019

Penang, Malaysia  (13 October 2019) — Hundreds  of local government  officials and non-government organizations (NGOs) in Asia are meeting in a two-day international conference in Penang, Malaysia to showcase solutions and discuss policies that will help bring an end to plastic pollution—and usher in sustainable, Zero Waste Cities in the region.    The conference organized […]


Brand Audit, Plastic Policies, Policies, Press Release, Zero Waste Cities

Year’s worth of sachet use in the Philippines can cover entire Metro Manila 1 foot deep in plastic waste

by Jed Alegado | March 7, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New quantitative evidence reveals the extent of plastic pollution in the Philippines Manila, Philippines (March 7, 2019) —Filipinos use more than 163 million plastic sachet packets, 48 million sando bags and 45 million labo bags daily. These numbers were revealed in a new report released today by environmental organization Global Alliance for […]