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October 13, 2021

Adopting Sustainable Procurement in the Tourism Sector | Case Studies of Cooperating with Stakeholders

For the last two weeks in our Sustainable Procurement Awareness Series, we’ll be showing some examples of businesses, both local and international, who have successfully adopted sustainable procurement in their operations.  This week, we highlight two businesses in Palawan who have successful...

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October 7, 2021

Adopting Sustainable Procurement in the Tourism Sector | Options for Fresh Produce (Lettuce and Pineapple)

This week’s highlight for our Sustainable Procurement Awareness Series is on fresh produce, particularly lettuce and pineapple, which are both in-demand products in the hospitality industry.  Before we think about how to increase sustainable options of fresh produce such as lettuce and pineap...

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September 28, 2021

Adopting Sustainable Procurement in the Tourism Sector | Options for Air-conditioning and Cooling Equipment

For our third week in this awareness series about Sustainable Procurement, as part of our efforts to advocate sustainable tourism practices here in the Philippines, we’ll be highlighting the impacts of air-conditioning and cooling equipment, and how to procure more sustainable alternatives to thes...

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September 22, 2021

Adopting Sustainable Procurement in the Tourism Sector: Alternatives to Single-Use Plastics

For our second week in this awareness series about Sustainable Procurement, as part of our efforts to advocate sustainable tourism practices here in the Philippines, we’ll be highlighting the impacts of problematic Single-Use Plastics, or SUPs, and how to procure more sustainable alternatives to t...

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September 16, 2021

Adopting Sustainable Procurement in the Tourism Sector: An Online Awareness Series  

Introduction to SP September 16, 2021 The Transforming Tourism Value Chains (TVC) project aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and increase resource efficiency in the tourism sector of the Philippines. This means encouraging not only hotels and accommodation establishments and the Meetings,...

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September 9, 2021

Cultivating Green Consumerism through Sustainable Practices in a Fast-Paced Society

The Philippine Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, INC. (PCEPSDI), through its Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) Project held an Awareness Seminar on September 8, 2021, entitled “Cultivating Green Consumerism through Sustainable Practices in a Fast-Paced Soc...

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August 27, 2021

Roundtable Discussion on the Solid Waste Management and Promotion of Sustainable Packaging in Iloilo and Bacolod City

On August 24 and 26, 2021, the Philippine Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, INC. (PCEPSDI), through its Sustainable Packaging Towards Marine Litter Reduction Project, held a Roundtable Discussion on the Solid Waste Management and Promotion of Sustainable Packaging in I...

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August 24, 2021

Transforming Tourism Value Chains – Newsletter Feb – May 2021

The Transforming Tourism Value Chains project is a 4-year global initiative that was launched in 2017 by theUnited Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It supports the countries in reducing greenhouse gasemissions and improving resource efficiency in key tourism sector value chains with high resour...

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August 5, 2021

Mapping Out the Challenges and Impacts to Sustainable Packaging

The Philippine Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, INC. (PCEPSDI), through its Sustainable Packaging Towards Marine Litter Reduction Project, held a Training Webinar entitled “Development of a Private Sector Roadmap for Sustainable Packaging Workshop 1: Mapping Out the...

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June 29, 2021

PCEPSDI Hosts Training Webinar on Circular economy for the Hospitality Sector

The Philippine Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, INC. (PCEPSDI), through its Transforming Tourism Value Chains (TVC) project held a Training Webinar titled “Practicing Circular Economy in the Hospitality Sector During COVID-19” on June 29, 2021. The webinar aims fo...

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June 22, 2021

SM Supermalls for PCEPSDI NELP-GCP

SM Supermalls exploring on how The Philippine Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development (PCEPSDI) through the National Ecolabelling Programme – Green Choice Philippines (NELP-GCP), take initiative for the Ecolabelling of SM Supermalls tenants for their products and servi...

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June 15, 2021

European Development Days (EDD) 2021 x PCEPSDI

European Development Days (EDD) 2021 keynote speakers with PCEPSDI Executive Director, For. June M. Alvarez discussing holistic approaches to reduce plastic waste and protect seascapes and coastal areas. EDD is Europe’s leading forum on development since 2006. Organized by the European Commission,...

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April 22, 2021

Inception Workshop for the Sustainable Packaging towards Marine Litter Reduction Project

The Sustainable Packaging towards Marine Litter Reduction Project held its virtual inception workshop on April 22, 2021, attended by different stakeholders varying from the government agencies, non-government organizations, and private companies. The event was initiated to introduce the project to t...

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March 11, 2021

TVC Newsletter – Philippines Edition September 2020 to January 2021

Transforming Tourism Value Chains (TVC) project latest newsletter for the Philippines is now out! Get up to date with what we’ve been doing the past few months, how we’re supporting the tourism sector in its recovery, and what else we have in store for you this year! You will also find a...

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January 27, 2021

Beating Plastic Pollution from the Tourism Sector

According to a report by UN Environment, eight million tonnes of plastic are being washed to the world’s oceans every year and have affected not just marine biodiversity, but also communities and wildlife. The COVID-19 pandemic has also aggravated the plastic pollution due to an increase in the us...

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October 29, 2020

Hospitality and Foodservice Sectors Look to Plant-based Menus for Health and Environment

On October 28-29, 2020, the Philippine Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, Inc. (PCEPSDI), through the Transforming Tourism Value Chains (TVC) project, has successfully conducted its second online training for tourism stakeholders entitled Low-Carbon Menus: Plant-based C...

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