Wednesday, November 18, 2009

6 Easy Steps to Help Mother Earth

Environmental issues have been the foreground of today's news. As environmental and climate changes - we all are affected greatly. Let us all take part in helping save our only earth.

Here are some ways we can do to save the environment:

1.) Do not use plastic bags in the supermarkets. If you have the cloth reusable bags - bring it along when you go to the supermarket or mall. Cloth reusable bags are available in almost all stores.

2.) Do not always print receipts from the ATM machine. Save paper as much as possible.

3.) Turn off aircon, computer, lights if you will step out of your office for more than several minutes.

4.) Try to consume less electricity by using fluorescent lights - these consume less than incandescent bulbs.

5.) Collect pet bottles, shampoo bottles, softdrinks cans, carton boxes and bring it to a nearby junkshop or to the SM waste market.

6.) Collect your empty ink cartridges, as there are companies who will buy these from you.

These are just simple ways we do to help. One need not to think of grand ways to make a difference! Let us all work together to make a difference and save our mother earth!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Lets Run for Kapit Bisig Para Sa Ilog Pasig

Kapit Bisig Para Sa Ilog Pasig (KBPIP) was launched on February 24, 2009. Its main goal is to rehabilitate the Pasig River.

This river used to be beautiful but now used as a dumping ground for all garbage from commercial waste to human waste.

KBPIP and ABS-CBN Foundation through the chair of Ms. Gina Lopez has launched A Run for the Pasig River which is scheduled on November 8, 2009 at the Quirino Grandstand, Rizal Park, Manila.

This program has several categories such as: 3 kilometer, 5 kilometer, 10 kilometer and the full 42 kilometer marathon, aims to boost awareness about the project as well as raise funds to rehabilitate the Pasig River.

The run is open to the public with a participation fee of P250.

Pre-registration forms are available at the Kapit Bisig para sa Ilog Pasig office at the 3/F ELJ Building. Interested participants may also call: 415-2272 loc. 3797, 416-1911 or email

SM Trash for Cash on Sept 4-5

Update on SM Supermalls Trash for Cash.

The next schedule is on September 4-5, 2009.

Turn all your trash to cash!

1. Scrap paper and cardboard
2. Empty ink toner cartridge
3. Plastic bottles and plastic scraps
4. Used lead batteries (from cars, UPS/Voltage regulators?
5. Aluminum, tin cans, busted rechargeable lamps
6. Polysterene, styrofoam, junk cellphone, cellphone batteries (not for recycling/buying)

Part of the sales will be given to Environment Causes!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Car Do Needs TLC

Give your car some tender-loving-care (TLC) in the form of maintenance. Is your car past due for an oil change, are the tires inflated, do they need to be rotated?

These can make your car less efficient, and will burn more gas per mile!

Go Green!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Nuvali's Garbage Bin

We went to Nuvali to look at some properties and the first think I noticed : their version of garbage bin! It looks so clean and green.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sunday, July 26, 2009

SM Supermalls Trash to Cash

Going for shopping? Malls? Why not bring your recyclables along?

Time to time, I come across many programs that support recycling. One of that is the SM Supermalls Recycling Market - Trash to Cash.

You can bring in your trash like :

1. Scrap paper and cardboard
2. Empty ink toner cartridge
3. Plastic bottles and plastic scraps
4. Used lead batteries (from cars, UPS/Voltage regulators)
5. Aluminum, tin cans, busted rechargeable lamps
6. Polyesterene, styrofoam, junk cellphone, cellphone batteries (not for recycling/buying)

Part of the sales will be given to Environmental Causes.

Next schedule is on August 1 and August 7, 2009. Mark in your calendar!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Nike's Shoe Recycling

You may have a lot of old shoes at home. Why not give to less fortunate people around you? To your relatives, maids or better yet to charity organization.

Don't just throw them away as even old shoes can be recycled.

Nike has program called Nike-Reuse-Shoe

To date, Nike has collected 23,660,782 pairs of shoes worldwide since 1990.

Think Green all the time!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Recycling Tip: Household Waste

Start using your own garbage receptacles with covers. Do not dispose your garbage elsewhere (hanging in trees, burning trash, throwing in vacant lots). Segregate your garbage into bio-degradable, non-biodegradable and junk materials.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Recycling Tips: Recycled Paper

Buy recycled paper and print on both sides. When using paper in the office, print on both sides of the sheet and recycle the paper when you are finished. By recycling one ton of paper, you can save 17 trees, almost 7,000 gallons of water and more than three cubic yards of landfill space.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Recycling Tips: Peeling Apples

Peeling Apples

When peeling apples for an apple pie, instead of throwing the cores and skins in the trash, toss them in the yard for the birds, they will surely love them.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Change Site Name

This blog used to be Trash for Cash with an URL of I just changed it today to The Recycling Loop (

Monday, July 6, 2009

Waste to Products

We had an invitation from another German national who is currently based in Iloilo. No second thoughts, we immediately flew to Iloilo.

Arrived in Iloilo via Cebu Pacific at around 8:35 AM. Went straight to Sarabia Manor Hotel to check in, freshen up and ready to rock! As it was almost lunch time when he arrived at the hotel, so we ate in the hotel. Then we headed to the place : Bingo!

Okay, it stinks like hell! So what? This is what we came for! So smell here.. smell there.. same smell everywhere! After sometime, you can't smell a thing. I got used to it I think.

Garbage truck currently unloading some shit

Mountains of Garbage

Basura here, basura there, basura everywhere

A lot of mix merchandise stored here. No wonder they call it Waste Mining. Kids, Adults, Old, Young are working in this dumpsite. Day and night, they have to sniff this unique smell.

A lot of IF comes to my mind, if only we know how to handle our scrap. If and if, its always easy to blame somebody..

After the dump site office, we headed to the office attached to DENR. The following are the products made out of our garbage.

/>Jewelry beads out of paper

Soap dish

Flower base

Decorative tree out of pet bottle

Bag from juice pack

Hat from used newspaper

Monday, June 1, 2009

Recycling Centers / Junk Shops in Quezon City

Thanks for the suggestion friend. I will post here the Recycling Centers / Junk Shops per city otherwise my posting will be very long.

Metalline Enterprises
18 Diamond Ave.
Greenheights Subd.
San Bartolome Novaliches, QC 1123
Tel. 4173358
Contact: Giovanni

Linis Ganda
123-N Domingo St.
Cubao, QC
Tel: 7271219/ 4100383 / 0917+9239742
Contact: Winnie Larez

Quezon City Parks Dev't Foundation, Inc.
Quezon Memorial Circle Admin. Office
Elliptical Road, QC
9243395, Fax 9243412
Contact: Gemma/ Susan/ Chay

Paperland Ind. Corp.
Leiland Drive, Balintawak, QC
Contact: Johanne Tan
-all kinds of paper

Embuscado Trading
Mendez St., Baesa, QC
3617113/ 3624142
Contact: Windy Embuscado
-paper recycler

Winrock Ind. Services
8-A Oliveros Drive,
Unit 7, Balintawak, QC
Contact: Mimie Yee
-plastic recycler

Good Samaritan Foundation for the Disadvantaged
Unit 1-J RM Commercial Arcade,
80 Ramon Magsaysay Blvd. QC
7161499/7161399 (fax)
-aluminum cans

Joreli Junk Shop
739 Quirino Hwy, QC
Tel : 936-2594

Auro's Junk Shop
Duncan Aurora
Tel : 7151935
2181 Mindanao Ave., Quezon City

AM Junk Shop
JP Burgos St., Escopa, Quezon City

Mrs. Brito
N7 920 Sanbeda St.
San Beda Vill., Proj. 8, QC
Tel: 971464 / 983733
-bottles in bulk quantities

CP Junk Shop
102-D Tandang Sora, QC
-scrap metal

Basco Secondhand Lumber
105 Tandang Sora, QC
- Lumber

AR Merchandise
325 Tandang Sora, QC
-scrap iron

Nolasco Jose Uy
2815 Aurora Blvd.
Tel: 7111520

Arcadio A. delos Reyes
293 Roosevelt Ave., QC
Tel: 371-5127
- newspapers per kilo

Rolando Barrientos
1 Sct. Santiago, QC
Tel : 373-2333
- white paper, metal, bottles, paper (min. amount - 500 kilos)

Leo Mar Junk Shop
31 Malumanay St., QC
Tel : 9224597
- white paper, bottles, metals, newspapers (per kilo)

Ever International Trading of the Phils.
280 G. Araneta Ave., QC
Tel : 356051

Everlasting Junk Shop
13 Cabalata St., QC
Tel: 712-2829 / 7320688
- bottles, scrap metal

Ang Tok Junk Shop
2211 Rizal Ave.
Tel: 254-2289
-bottles, scrap metal

B. dela Cruz Junk Shop
1119 Laguna Ext.
Tel: 252-1338

Jesus Sta. Maria
Leeland Dr. Balon-Bato, QC

Tan Digna
37-L Banawe, QC
Tel: 7324688

APC, ABC, DMG Junkshop
Visayas Ave. (Between Pasong Tamo II Bridge & Culiat I Bridge)
-bottles, metal, newspapers

CP Junk Shop
102-D Tandang Sora, QC
-scrap metal

105 Tandang Sora QC
-secondhand lumber

Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Closeout Club

The Closeout Club is the #1 wholesale distributor of overstock, closeout, salvage, customer return, liquidation and surplus products offering huge savings on merchandise at wholesale and below wholesale prices.

Merchandise is sold by the piece, pallet Load, truckload and lots. Brand Name merchandise is their specialty.

So if you happen to be in this business. Call them now!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Used Clothing for Ebay

Your cabinets are full of old clothes that you loved so dearly and yet it doesnt fit you anymore. Branded clothes that is already out of style. Fab clothes when you are still single. You want to dispose of your maternity dress? You want to put new things and yet no space for anything new.

Look no more! Your next step is to register to ebay and sell your stuff by auction. You solve 2 things, you clean up your cupboards and cabinets at the same time earn some cash to buy new things.

Remember : your useless junk can be someone else’s treasure!

Trash to Cash indeed! Try it! I already did! And it works!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Waste Paper

As the paper and plastic business is not really good at the moment, we concentrate now in waste paper trading as this business does not involve any capital. We are just the indentor or the agent of both papermill and the supplier.

We have several suppliers mostly from Europe and Australia and now I am starting to source for additional suppliers from Korea and Europe.

We are serving 2 papermills in Indonesia for their waste paper requirements. Since one week, we have served 3,500 MT of waste paper with an earning of approx. USD 7,500.00. Not too bad right? Not bad at all for an extra income with no capital.

But this business is also not easy. We as indentor act as the middle man and most of the time, the recipient of blames, confrontation and all sort. But we dont create problem, we are the pacifier for both parties and oftentimes should the materials shipped by supplier is not in accordance with the buyer's expectation, we also lose our share! Meaning lose our income too!

Anyway, these are the common waste paper sold in the market today.

OCC 90/10 - 90% Old Corrugated Cartons, 10% Other Paper
OCC 95/5 - 95% Old Corrugated Cartons, 5% Other Paper
SMP - Mixed Paper
ONP - Old News Paper

Garbage Sells

Garbage Sells! You might wonder how this could work. But indeed there is money in trash - in almost all kinds of trash. As a matter of fact, this business is becoming famous.

Every Pinoy must encourage recycling even at home. I can still recall when I visited Germany before, recycling at home is really strong that even kids know how to separate plastics from paper from kitchen waste. It just needs some push and control in our household especially our househelpers.

This is my suggestion:

Normally our kitchen has a trash can right? So make that as the can for kitchen wastes eg. vegetable peelings, etc. Then hang 2 plastics at the back of the door. One plastic for paper and one plastic for all plastics.

When the plastics are full, put them outside the house in a separate container. When these containers are full, you can sell them to junkshops or to bote-dyaryo guys roaming around villages.

The SM Waste Market offers venues for us to trade-in our recyclable materials. Companies in the same trade have their own booth. These are junk electrical equipment and appliances; used lead acid batteries; used PET plastic bottles; and aluminum or tin cans. The waste market also serves as a drop-off area for polystyrene or styrofoam scrap, junk cellphones and cellphone batteries.

With the waste market at the malls, converting trash to cash is as easy as going on a shopping spree.