Balancing the Scales: The Economics of Plastic Waste Collection

The plastic waste crisis is no longer just an environmental concern but a critical economic challenge as well. Plastic pollution levels continue to rise at an alarming rate, making it extremely difficult to manage and mitigate the problem. It requires a concerted effort between governments, communities, and even corporations to address it. In this AIC […]

Unpacking the Sachet Economy: Plastic Pollution, Challenges, and Sustainable Alternatives

In the bustling markets and communities of the Philippines and many parts of Southeast Asia, a unique economic phenomenon has thrived for decades—the sachet economy. The sachet, a small, single-use plastic packet, has become an integral part of daily life, offering affordability and convenience to consumers. However, this convenience comes at a high environmental cost, […]

Tackling the Plastic Waste Pollution Crisis in the Philippines: A Path to a Cleaner Future

With its breathtaking natural beauty and vibrant communities, the Philippines faces a growing crisis threatening its environment and well-being: plastic waste pollution. In recent years, the archipelago has witnessed a surge in plastic waste, from urban centres to remote beaches. In this AIC Insight, we’ll examine the magnitude of the Philippines’ plastic waste pollution problem. […]