Monday, December 27, 2010

Benefits of Jackfruit

Jackfruit or locally known as "nangka" or "langka" is the favorite fruit and dessert for Filipinos like me.

According the Department of Agriculture, Jackfruit is  one of the most widely grown fruit crops in the Philippines. It was reported that this fruit is one of the famous in the world because it produces the largest edible fruit that weighs as much as 50kg.

Artocarpus heterophyllius (scientific name)
Health Benefits of Jackfruit (Source: http://hubpages.com/hub/Health-Benefits-of-Jackfruit)

•An excellent energy food with only a small amount of fat.

•Helps prevent and treat tension and nervousness.

•Helps in obesity.

•Helps prevent constipation.

•Helps cure ulcers and indigestion.

•Helps to lower blood pressure because of its high potassium content.

•Jackfruit is rich in phytonutrients that can fight cancer and slow down degeneration of cells that can lead to degenerative diseases.

•Jackfruit is a good source of Vitamin C.

•The jackfruit root is a remedy for skin diseases and asthma. An extract of the root is taken in cases of fever and diarrhea.

•Jackfruit provides a good supply of proteins, carbohydrates and vitamins.


PS: Did you know that Cebuanos use the wood of the jackfruit tree in making excellent guitars and ukeleles?

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Handmade Gift From My Son

I had a wonderful and priceless gift from my son Christoph which I received a few days before school holidays.


The handwritten message of my son. So sweet.. its timeless!


Inside the package is pastillas made by the kids themselves.

And the Christmas card design by Christoph. Its so cute!


Kudos to his Teacher Gigay who initiated this school project. My heart was jumping in joy when I received this from him,  his daddy fetched them from school and sent him to the office. I was so happy receiving a special gift.. priceless!! Timeless!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Going Wordpress

I have been contemplating real hard whether to stay in Blogger or go to Wordpress. I have several blogger friends who are shifting to Wordpress and I must admit I am a little bit tempted to do the same. I would probably try one blog first, and thinking to go Wordpress for this blog - The Green Mommy.

But surely, I will not leave Blogger completely as I find it easier to use and besides, I love Blogger. I started here and will always be part here.

I already contacted a mommy blogger about this and waiting for her answer.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Flower for Mellow Yellow Monday

This is my first entry for Mellow Yellow Monday from this blog.

A beautiful gumamela flower inside a stone container with water. A side decor at a fab resort in Morong, Bataan - Anvaya Cove. Have you been there?


We recently went there to take a photo of the property, after that we headed to the clubhouse for lunch.

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Friday, December 17, 2010

On Cleaning Floors

Time flies so fast and I cant believe that we are leaving soon for Dumaguete, my hubby's home place. We will be visiting his family for Christmas but we will be back before New Year.

When I came home today, our house helper complained about our current floor mop. Its a pity as I bought it only a month ago  at the  nearby supermarker. I looked at it and indeed the wear and tear is very visible.

Good enough that hubby remembered an exhibitor selling  Bissell Steam Mop  at the recently held exhibit at the SMX Convention Center. Luckily I took one of their namecard and some flyers. I will surely give them a call when we come back from our holiday.

While we were at their booth, they showed us the product, explained a bit. Hubby pressed my hand as a sign to leave the booth. As soon as I walked away, the staff asked me to try it and so having no choice, I did it and then and there, I was fascinated by how easy it is to maneuver, light weight and so easy to pack. What is special about this is its cleaning head can turn 360 degrees so it is easy to reach the difficult part of the house.

But what fascinates me more is that, the main component in cleaning is to only use water. We dont need to use any harm cleaning chemicals so it is very good for the environment. And what is good for the environment is also good for my family.

After reading several steam mop reviews, this is surely on top of my buying list early next year.

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Monday, December 13, 2010

A Green Christmas Card

Every year, our suppliers and buyers especially from Europe do look forward for our Christmas cards. While there are a lot of modern way to send Christmas greetings, but we still prefer to send a Christmas cards from indigenous materials.

For more than 5 years, we ordered from Zero Tree, a company based in Laguna specializing in these kinds of materials. This time, we opted to make it ourselves.

We bought this abaca materials from Tabora Street in Divisoria for Php 70.00 or $1.59 for 1 pad. We chose various colors for sample making. Our production staff made a lot of samples but end up with one design.


A mix of brown and red abaca fiber accentuated with an angel at Php 10.00 ($0.22) made it to the top.

This is the actual Christmas Card we have sent to our contacts. A mix of brown and red made it to the top. We sent to Europe 2 weeks ago and receiving now their valued comments.


We inserted a piece of testliner brown bought at National Bookstore (Php 6.00 or $0.14) for our Christmas greetings in various languages.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Frohe Weihnachten und ein glueckliches Neues Jahr
Maligayang Pasko at Manigong Bagong Taon
Selamat hari Natal dan Tahun Baru



Finally, our personalized message written by the big boss and sealed with our signatures.

My entry for Ruby Tuesday.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

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2010 is almost over but I guess at this time of the month, our brain is still stucked with the Christmas festivities. I know a lot of us are thinking of ways to make our holiday worth remembering. This is the time that most of OFWs are coming to spend the noche buena together.  As a matter of fact, we are on the same boat as we ourvselves are preparing for our holiday in Dumaguete.

But before hand, I must buy VPN accounts to assure and secure our business hosting service. I heard from another blogger  that  she has bought several accounts with them. With 24/7 online technical support, what else can you ask for?

Share Your Blessings

Its almost Christmas holiday and I  have been busy lately sorting out the kids  clothing, shoes and toys with 3 different categories: KEEP, GIVE AND BRING. As I have mentioned in my other blog, we are leaving for Dumaguete to be with my hubby's family and friends.

It has been 2 long years that we didnt visit them though his parents would come here sometimes but going to the province is of course what I long for. I have been very busy with work and I need to unwind. I want to be a mother 24 hours a day.

Lets share our blessings this Christmas. Happy Sunday everyone!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Bench Goes Green

A lot of local supermarket giants like SM and Robinson have launched their own way of promoting less plastic movement by charging the consumers for the plastic used every Wednesday.

In line with this, the popular brand Bench has launched their Greenday Wednesday.  Every Wednesday, you must bring your own bag or be charged for the plastic used.

I do hope that more and more business establishments will follow the same so we can, one way or another, help Mother Earth. After all, this is for our own and the coming generations.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tree Planting Program

More and more companies are adapting a tree planting program to help Mother Earth.

For instance, the Aboitiz Group of Companies has committed to plant a million trees last year and they recently planted around 27,825 seedlings all through out the country.

Hope other companies would follow to offset carbon emissions.

This is of course for all our children and the future generations to come!
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

On Visiting Cemetery

Happy Halloween everyone. I hope I am not late in posting this greetings.

Anyway, where you able to visit your loved ones in the cemetery? I hope you did not leave your garbage there.

Hey, I bought THE CORSAMES a new domain name. The blog is now called MEET N GREET with a domain name of http://www.meetngreet.net/.

Oh well, I am quite busy at the moment so I just want to wish you good night!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Re-use Invitations

Year after year, I received numerous party invitation. I normally collect them and gather them in a box. One day, I was not able to source for photos for a school project for the kids. Then I remembered those invites. You know what happened next:

Anyway here is a few good reasons why you should keep them as well:

  1. Use them to spice up your child's school projects
  2. Put them in an album altogether with your most memorable party photos. They can decorate your scrapbooks as well.
  3. Cut out the characters and turn them into paper dolls. They'll make nice giveaways for your child's friends.
  4. Help your child create his very own comic book. Glue the cutouts onto folded pieces of paper. Draw balloons next to the characters for writing wacky quotes.
So the next time you receive an invites, you know what to do.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

No Plastic on Wednesday

Attention fellow shoppers, let this be a reminder that on September 23, several government agencies and business establishments have established a Memorandum of Agreement that there will be no free plastic bag every Wednesday. If the consumer has no reusable bag, then they will be charged for a fee.

This campaign is called "PagbaBAG ko, PagbaBAGo". I hope that this is just start for us. Let us help each other a better world, a cleaner environment, less plastic.

Thus, we at Recycling loop, are making ways to help our local environment here which I will post in the coming days once the project is feasible.

photo from internet

So again, no plastic on Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Go Green Wednesday

It seems that the native guava is in season now as I saw a lot of the fruit near our house. One of our office mates also came here and brought some in the house. I still prefer the native compared to the high-breed (dont know if this is the correct term) guava sold in supermarkets.

Anyway, I have several green photos thats why I created a post every Wednesday called Go Green Wednesday. I am inviting everyone to share your green photos with me by linking your post to Recycling Loop.


Monday, September 13, 2010

Scrap Art Saturday: Week 37

Sorry folks for not updating this blog. I was really busy with my real job lol.. Strange that I could be serious at times.. hehehe joke only! Peace boss!!

Anyway, my entry for today is an old deep well pump converted to a decorative item of a nice restaurant accentuated with broken cutlery.


Here is the link for last Saturday.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Eco-Friendly Display Stand

While in Fespa exhibition in Munich, one of the company featured an eco-friendly display stand made of recycled products.

This is a lot cheaper compared to the usual standee as it is made of recycled paper. You do not only save in money, you also help the environment.


So if you are thinking of having an indoor exhibition, in the mall or in convention center, think about this product.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Scrap Art Saturday #2

On the way to our meeting at LG Twin Tower in Seoul, we dropped by a park as we arrived there 1 hour before our scheduled meeting.

Just across the tower, is a very nice and long park along the Han River. A boat cruise along the Han River is surely the best way to view the beauty of Seoul. We planned to do that after the meeting but when we came out, it was already raining so we postponed that trip.

As we were walking in the park, I saw this nice artwork made of scrap. Truly a masterpiece and thats why I am sharing this to my readers today:


How about you? Do you have scrap art collections in your closet, house, office or even just in archive? Why not share it with us?



Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Beautiful Earth

Beautiful Earth (what a marvelous thing)
By: Kathye D. Perry

What a wonderful joy it is to see,
The beauty of nature and its majesty.

Everything blends, entwines and embraces,
Spaced precisely in their designated places.

What a marvel to see, I wish I were a bee,
Flying free,
Smelling life's roses, no particular place to be.

How can it be, such a marvel to see
When it’s possessed by such as you and me?

Ours to have, cherish, and protect,
Not to pollute, take for granted, nor neglect.

Enjoy the earth, treat it kind
After all it is ours, yes... yours and mine.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Scrap Art Saturday #1

Welcome to Recycling Loop. Today, we have launched the Scrap Art Saturday photo meme.

As this blog is about environment / Mother Earth / recycling, thus we would like to hear from you what kind of scrap art you made or encountered.

We have a very simple rule:
1. Every Saturday, post a photo of Scrap Art
2. Include any Scrap Art badge (which will be released soon) or a link to this post.
3. Add your link
4. Visit other blogs listed in the link.

Pretty simple right?

Okay, here we go: for this week's entry, TRL visited a gallery where scrap arts are featured. This was when TRL thought of making it a Saturday Meme. This unique piece is made of metals, surely scrap.

I showed this to my kids and immediately they shouted - oohh.. Old Transformer!!






Monday, August 2, 2010

Boring Wooden Pallets

Do you have a lot of old and ugly looking pallets stored in your warehouse? Its a sore looking at them but hey, why not paint it with your favorite color and you will be amazed at how this piece of shit transforms like a piece of art.



Look at what I found while strolling in a hardware/construction shop in Germany.. they brought good justice from those boring wooden pallets to a piece of art. Isnt it a nice concept in displaying your goods?

A nice recycling concept indeed! Share your recycling secrets too..

This is my entry for Mellow Yellow Monday, Blue Monday and Ruby Tuesday.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Five Ways To Save The Earth

Our eco Buddhist community suggests the following easy but transforming measures to actively engage yourself in creating sustainable human and non-human environments for your family, friends, world and you.

1. Lighting. If every household in the United States replaced just three 60-watt incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs, it would cut down so much on pollution it would be as if we were removing 3.5 million cars from the road.

2. Watch where you shop. Big box stores (you know the ones, usually located in strip malls on the outskirts of towns where farm land used to be) move people away from town and city centers. When towns and cities first formed, they usually had a central merchant area, so people would walk, take mass transit, or some other transportation, get to the center of town, park (if driving) and then spend the day walking from shop to shop before heading back home.

3. Recycle. Sure, most of us do it to some degree. When it’s convenient. But there’s usually a lot more that we can recycle that we don’t. Like cereal and cracker boxes, perhaps? How about the number 4, 5, and 6 plastics? While your curbside pick-up, if you have one, might not take it, there are other places that will. Another alternative, though, is not to buy things that are overly packaged.

4. In the house. Use the microwave oven when you can. It cooks faster and uses less energy. Turn the heat down in the winter and wear sweaters. Keep the air conditioning at a minimum during the summer. Seal your windows and doors against cold-weather drafts; have an energy audit done on your house if you can afford it, to see where your energy leaks out. Have the furnaces cleaned each year and your air conditioner serviced.

5. Buy Local. One of the biggest expenses in so many of the products we buy is the cost of transportation. Whatever the product, if it isn’t produced in your backyard, you’re paying extra for it. This is especially true for food. We buy lettuce from California when we live in Connecticut, apples from the north when we live in the south, and all of this has to be picked, packed, shipped and then distributed before we finally get to eat it. Not only do we pay for the cost of the shipping (ie gasoline or diesel) and the packing, but they have to grow specific varieties that can survive the hardships of early picking and transportation, so we lose in numbers of varieties as well as in nutrition.

------The above article was written by Mr. Jerry Sawyer,
Buddha Gaia's First Coordinator, 2006

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Hexis Car Wrapping in Fespa

As I have featured in my earlier post regarding Hexis. I would like to post some of their photos during Fespa exhibition in Munich, Germany.

Car wrapping is becoming a hot trend now a days for the car industry. If you have a car, van, truck or bus, you can advertise your business for free.





Tuesday, June 15, 2010

NATURally - HEXIS Goes Green



HEXIS has created NATURally, a range of products that aim to be more environment friendly. These films are PVC-free and do not use any chlorine, solvents, plasticisers or heavy metals. The new range will be presented to the public at the FESPA show in Munich 22 to 26 June.


The films in the NATURally range carry a M1F1 fire rating according to the NF F 16-101 standard and are particularly suitable for use in public places where regulations with regard to fire hazards are much more stringent. Products with a M1F1 fire rating are fire-retardant and do not release any toxic smoke.


Because of the absence of solvents HEXIS does not need to use the oxidiser during the manufacturing process. This has the benefits of reduced energy consumption for the drying of the films, reduced risk of fire on the production line, no risk of atmospheric pollution through the release of VOC and maximised safety for manufacturing staff.

NATURally NEXISThe films in the NATURally range are free of PVC and free of plasticisers and for this reason there is no risk of contamination with the environment. Also they do not contain any heavy metals such as chromium or lead.

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Go Green While Travelling

Thinking of traveling or go on vacation? Always remember, look for hotels that encourage guests to use less water or energy. Hang up your towels to dry so you can use them again. Use the sheets more than a night or two.

Before leaving your hotel room, turn off the aircon and other electrical gadgets.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Watering The Plants

Water your plants with leftover drinking water or from washing the vegetables or from washing the clothes.

Save a container to collect the miscellaneous water and see how fast it adds up.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Open the Curtains

Rather than using electricity - open curtains and let the sun shine into your home during the day. The sun is the brightest and least expensive source of light available.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

5th World Recycling Forum - Hongkong

The leaders in the field of technology, manufacturing, resources, recycling, legislation and policy-making will meet at the 5th World Recycling Forum - Hongkong.

The topics are:

* OEM's success and challenges regarding recycling
* Implementation of extended producer responsibility
* Best available technologies for dismantling, sorting and recycling
* Quality standards in recycling - how to check and monitor?
* Global trade and transboundary movement of raw materials and waste
* Update on worldwide recycling laws and regulations
* News about processes and plants for recycling and recovery
* "Good Morning Asia!" Reports about recycling and raw materials businesses
* Reuse, repair and recovery of used equipment

The forum is a platform to exchange information, to meet your business partners and to get easy access to new potential clients.

This is very beneficial for our company Mondo as we are basically more on the recycling and sorting of recyclable materials. I hope we could attend this forum.

And to visit Hongkong too! I was there a long time ago..

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tips in the Kitchen

Buy cotton cloths for the kitchen clean-up instead of disposable kitchen roll.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Nokia Recycles, Gives Back to Nature

Nokia recently inaugurated the rehabilitated Phase 3 Watch Tower at the La Mesa Watershed and Eco Park, which will be used by forest rangers to protect the one-hectare land that Nokia adopted against illegal loggers and prohibited settlers.

The lush ecosystem is a 2,000 hectare forest found in the heart of Quezon City and is home to hundreds of tree species that are indigenous to the Philippines.

Since last year, Nokia has pioneered efforts to give back to the environment through its Nokia We:Recycle campaign where e-waste such as chargers, batteries, old phones and phone accessories of any brand were collected at different areas around the metropolis.

The campaign aims to increase awareness and encourage people to recycle their phones in the safe and proper way so they dont end up in landfills. For every kilo collected, Nokia made a donation for the rehabilitation of the La Mesa Watershed.

The rehabilitation of the Phase 3 Watch Tower's 1-million donation to Bantay Kalikasan.

Source: Philippine Star, Sunday June 6, 2010

Kudos to Nokia!!

Tips on Batteries

Avoid disposable batteries - use rechargeable ones with solar powered rechargers.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

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Grab our button and post it in your blog - wherever you think is necessary. Then add your link here so we can include your blog under LOYAL SUPPORTERS.

Tips: Repair And Restore

The best environmental choice is to repair, restore or adapt a product you already have. You may need professional help but it could still be cheaper than something new - half of electrical goods left at dumps work or require only very basic repairs.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tips on Avoiding PVC School Supplies

Art Supplies
- avoid PVC in smocks. Avoid modeling clays made of PVC (polymer clays such as Fimo and Sculpey)

Backpacks
- avoid backpacks with shiny plastic designs as they often contain PVC and may contain lead.

Clothing and Accessories
- look for PVC-free materials in raincoats, rainboots, prints on clothing and accessories such as handbags, jewelry and belts.

Lunchboxes and Food-wrap
- use cloth lunch bags or metal lunchboxes. Many plastic lunch boxes are made of or lined with PVC.
- Use PVC-free butcher paper, waxed paper, parchment paper, low density polyethylene (LDPE) or cellulose bags for food-wrap.

Notebooks
- avoid notebooks with metal spirals encased in colored plastic as it usually contains PVC.

Paperclips
-stick to the plain metal paperclips. Colored paper clips are coated with PVC.

Three-Ring Binders
- use cardboard, fabric-covered, or polypropylene

Chemicals on School Supplies

A few days ago, I read from Philippine Star by Rhodina Villanueva that Environmental group EcoWaste Coalition has asked the Department of Trade and Industry or DTI to test commonly used school supplies for toxic chemicals. They are particularly concerned about the continued use of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or plastic number 3, in school supplies and toys.

PVC is considered a poisonous type of plastic because of the use of cancer-causing chemicals to manufacture it. IT also leaches chemical additives such as cadmium,lead, organotins and phthalates when used and produces dioxins when burned.

Pthalates which are PVC softeners or plasticers, can cause life-long health problems such as autism, asthma, as well as developmental, nervous, reproductive and respiratory problems.

New York Based non-government organization Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) has published the "Back-to-School Guide to PVC-Free School Supplies" which offers practical tips on avoiding toxic school supplies. They advised not to buy backpacks with shiny plastic designs, plastic lunchboxes and 3-ring binders.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Filipino Ingenuity

I was surprised to see last week that one of our warehouse staff is driving his invented motorcycle. My hubby tried driving it and it works fine. Its just a little bit low for him.

Filipinos are really fond and good in inventing things from scrap like this motorcycle. Would you believe that these are parts of parts and joined together? This is indeed a recycling process..





This is my entry for Mellow Yellow Monday, Blue Monday and Ruby Tuesday. The Yellow and Red colors there are made of vinyl stickers. These are also scrap from our production of stickers.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Yard Art Thursday

I took this photo when we went to Island Cove's Animal Island. As I was walking and taking pictures of animals, I came across this nice design then suddenly remember of Yard Art.

Consider this my first post and hopefully not the last for Yard Art Thursday.




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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Blog Advertising with Adgitize

I had this blog for a year already but not much going on here. I tried to check the PR but still says 0. I guess it is right. It must be!

I am quite happy with the traffic I am receiving for Vivapinay from Adgitize and too bad it will end in 2 days. So instead of renewing Vivapinay, I advertised this blog - The Recycling Loop.

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So see you guys in the Adgitize network. Please click me. :)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Greener Visa Application

The United States Embassy in the Philippines has formally announced that beginning May 24, 2010, all non-immigrant visa (NIV) applicants who are planning to visit the United States whould have to secure an application online as they aim to promote a greener, pro-environment, user friendly visa application process.

But for those applicants who have paper forms and with scheduled appointments before May 24 is still valid and will be accepted.

The new online application form replaces there paper forms, so it should be easier and faster for applicants to complete their applications. This way reduces use of paper, making it a greener method in securing a US Visa.

However, the rest of the application is still the same as visa applicants must schedule an interview appointment after completing their online application. The interview appointment schedule may either be done online at https://philippine.us-visaservices.com or by calling 1-909-101-7878.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Island Cove's Trash Bin

We went yesterday with the kids to Island Cove's Animal Island. It was my first time to visit that place and I am amazed. The place is really good for family outing.

While strolling their Animal Island, I could not help but take a photo of their trash bin. It looks so colorful and neat, you wont get confused where to throw your trash.




Good Job Island Cove!! Two thumbs up for you!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Becoming a Carbon Neutral

This blog does not only promote Mother Earth but also it is now a certified carbon neutral blog! I am happy for this advocacy as I cannot really plant a tree because I live in the city. But hey, by participating in this campaign of Kaufda, one tree is to be planted at Plumas’.

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If you wish to join, here is the mechanics. Lets spread this word!

Just write a short blog post about our programme “My blog is carbon neutral” and include one of the buttons below on your site (ideally in the sidebar). Send the link to your blog to CO2-neutral@kaufda.de and we plant a tree for you, neutralising the carbon dioxide emissions of your blog. The trees will be planted in the spring of 2010 by the Arbor Day Foundation. For more information about how and where the trees are planted, see the NEWS section.

Just a few easy steps to make it green:

1. Write a blog post about the initiative + insert your favourite button
2. E-mail the link to your post to CO2-neutral@kaufda.de
3. We plant a tree for your blog in Plumas’!

Lets spread the good news to fellow blogger. The more post, the more trees, the better for the environment.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Trash for Cash

My mom who is visiting us this summer said that she has sold our kitchen trash which she has collected for a week.

These are pet bottles from mineral water, oil plastic containers, San Mig Light aluminum cans, milk and sardines tin cans, newspapers and some used carton boxes.

She sold to a mangbobote guy who keeps on roaming around the village for scrap. She got Php 120 - not bad for scrap items!!

How about you? Do you sell your scrap too?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Saving Planet Earth Expo & Conference



EVENT PROFILE

Global Warming resulting to numerous destruction and death is a stark reality confronting humanity today. We all know the cause of the problem – we are! Our technology and malpractices brought about the numerous illnesses of Mother Earth.

Since we are the cause of the problem, we will also be the solution!

Saving Planet Earth Expo and Conference is an educational tool to make Green Living a mainstream lifestyle.

Yes, we can make it a lifestyle and through this event this vision takes a baby step to realization.

WHEN : April 23 - 25, 2010
WHERE: Activity Area, Trinoma Mall

Lets help save the Earth. Guess what, you can sponsor a tree and name it after you.

For more info, visit EX-Link Management or call telephone number 643 3887.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Fashionable Trash Bag

This bag surely looks like from trash. But NO! Its just a plastic garbage bag effect. This is actually made of leather. Can you believe that?



They called this the Louis Vuitton Raindrop Besace Bag. Guess what how much?



Retails for $2,000.00. Or Php 90,000!! What??

Monday, April 19, 2010

Recycle Old Frames

George Optical celebrated their 50th anniversary recently. As part of the celebration, they introduce it G.O. Green Campaign - a project intending to instill in the general public further awareness on the concept of environmental preservation through recycling.

This campaign started April 1, 2010, encourages eyeglass wearers to support the environment and aid the less fortunate by helping recycle old frames.



Participating customers can get 5% discount on ophthalmic lenses purchased on top of existing discounts. Donations will be accepted until December.

To learn more about recycling old optical materials, please visit http://www.george-optical.com

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Recycle Empty Milk Cans

Do you have empty milk cans piling at your kitchen? Dont just throw them, these can be sold at junkshops, paint center, or it can be converted as container for vegetables.

This is a sample of what we did for our milk cans.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday 53: Truck





This is TRL first entry to the Mellow Yellow Monday.

This photo was taken in Surabaya, Indonesia during our visit in one paper mill. These are waste papers classified as old corrugated cartons (OCC).

Monday, January 25, 2010

No Trash Bags, No Permit for Vendors in Quiapo, Sta. Cruz

Quiapo Vendors
Courtesy of http://www.thinkphilippines.com

No vendors will be allowed to ply their trade in Quiapo and Sta Cruz districts unless they have garbage bags for the trash they generate, a police official said Saturday.

Newly installed Sta. Cruz police station chief Superintendent Nelson Yabut, following a familiarization tour of his area of jurisdiction, said he observed that trash and refuse litter the streets of Carriedo and Avenida.

It seems that vendors just left their refuse in the streets after leaving the area at night creating a huge pile of garbage and making the street looked like a mini-dump.," Yabut said.

He directed the vendors to present spare trash bags for their garbage before they will be allowed to sell. "No trash bags, no permit," Yabut told the vendors.

Source:
Nestor Etolle
Philippine Star dated January 25, 2010