Now on its fourth year, Reimagine Recycling is a project of Save Philippine Seas and Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines. This project aims to help existing projects on preventing water waste leakage in rivers and seas expand through capacity building workshops. Some topics focuses on stakeholder management, communications, and business models, mentoring and financial grant funding.
At Coca-Cola, we believe in the power of partnerships to help address the global plastic waste issue. By partnering with Save Philippine Seas and supporting entrepreneurs to expand and scale their existing solutions that promote a circular economy, we are also strengthening our commitment to achieve our, mainstreaming gender sensitivity in waste management andTony del Rosario, President of Coca-Cola Philippines and VP for Coca-Cola Franchise Operations in the East Region (Vietnam, Cambodia, and the Philippines)
improving the welfare of informal global goal of a World Without Waste.
In 2018, The Coca-Cola Company, through its World Without Waste vision, announced its global goal to collect and recycle the equivalent of every bottle and can it sells by 2030. In the Philippines, Coca-Cola is set to open this year PETValue, the first bottle-to-bottle recycling facility in the country. PETValue is a joint venture between Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines Inc. and Indorama Ventures. The latter is a global leader in packaging solutions and green technology.
Consistent with our resolve to help uplift the lives of the communities that we serve, the Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines is delighted to work with Save Philippine Seas in providing opportunities for Filipinos, especially those who are part of the waste collection value-chain, to improve their lives while helping solve the plastic waste issue in the country.Cecile Alcantara, Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines President.
This year, Reimagine Recycling will also include the special participation of Tetra Pak (Philippines) Inc.
To qualify, proposals must be submitted by organizations, associations, or groups with established and ongoing projects. Projects must be on the improvement the welfare of those in the waste management sector. Preferably in coastal communities; promote gender mainstreaming in the waste management sector; and prevent waste from going into rivers and marine ecosystems. Projects must be in existence for at least six (6) months by July 2022.
Proposals may be submitted by private entities (including startups and social enterprises), civil society organizations, or academic institutions.
Examples of proposals that would be considered are as follows:
- Low-cost technology to recycle/upcycle plastics
- Digital platforms that improve transparency and traceability in waste collection
- Digital platforms for citizen science projects
- Equipment to collect river- or ocean-bound waste
- Incentive programs for informal waste pickers
- Monitoring or reporting tool for waste collection/recycling rates
Out of the proposals received, 15 entries will be selected to receive capacity-building workshops and mentoring. Out of the 15 shortlisted entries, winners will be selected to receive up to PhP500,000 each to expand and scale their projects.
For more information about the program and submission of entries, review the FAQs at Save Philippine Seas website. You may also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for other inquiries.
We’re proud to see how last year’s Reimagine Recycling grantees have been able to grow their initiatives through the resources and mentorship of the program. We are excited to look for more initiatives that we can support and help scale.Anna Oposa, Executive Director of Save Philippine Seas
ABOUT SAVE PHILIPPINE SEAS
As the world’s second largest archipelago with over 7,100 islands, Filipinos depend on the sea for livelihood, food, tourism, economy, and ultimately, our lives. Environmental conservation shouldn’t be limited to NGO workers and researchers– it should be accessible, relatable, and part of our lifestyles. Save Philippine Seas (SPS) aims to narrow the gap between scientists and the general public, the old and young, and the passionate and indifferent by mobilizing seatizen-led initiatives that are empowering Filipinos towards collective action and behavior change.
ABOUT COCA-COLA PHILIPPINES
Coca-Cola has been refreshing Filipinos and making a difference in the Philippines for 109 years. The Philippines was Coca-Cola’s first market in Asia to begin local bottling operations. Today, the Coca-Cola system in the Philippines has evolved into a total beverage company, offering a diverse portfolio of brands in its beverage portfolio and employing over 15,000 Filipinos in over 19 manufacturing facilities and more than 60 distribution centers nationwide. As part of its long-standing commitment to the country, Coca-Cola continues to go beyond good as a business by continuously supporting safe water access programs in over 250 communities, empowering around 250,000 women entrepreneurs through training and peer mentoring, and accelerating packaging collection and recycling under its global World Without Waste Initiative.